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Also known as: Bancroft (misspelling) / Brancroft Landing Ground / RAF Brancroft / RFC Brancroft / Finningley
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2 variants fighters of No 33 Squadron had Brancroft, situated very close to future airfield great Finningley, available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. Avro 504Ks which subsequently succeeded them in the summer of 1918 remained in service after the end of fighting.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Austerfield Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

Photographs of the plaque for Brancroft at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, November 2018. Courtesy of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.






Looking over the fields where Brancroft once was, 23 June 2009.


Plan of Brancroft. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Elsham / Kirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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