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Broomhill (Wombwell)

Also known as: Broomhill Landing Ground / Broomhill Park - Old Moor / RAF Broomhill / RFC Broomhill
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Open land / Woodland
Date: October 1916 - November 1918 (last known date); subsequent minor use 1930s
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF (main user) / RFC (main user) / Civil (minor use)
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter (main role) / General aviation (minor use)

Known by either name, Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c and d fighters of No 33 Squadron initially had Broomhill available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, being replaced in the autumn of 1916 by Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b and d variants. Avro 504Ks subsequently succeeded them in the summer of 1918 towards the end of the life of this airfield.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn
  • C.D. Barnard Air Tours Ltd
  • National Aviation Day Ltd
Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Kirton Lindsey

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Elsham / Kirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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