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Leigh Green

Major
Also known as: RAF Leigh Green / RFC Leigh Green / Tenterden
County: Kent
Current Status: Housing
Date: October 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 50 Squadron initially had Leigh Green available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. By the autumn of 1918 control had switched to No 112 Squadron for its Sopwith Camels to be able to use this site, these aircraft remaining in service after the end of fighting.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 50 Sqn
  • No 112 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Throwley

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Bekesbourne / Detling / Throwley

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