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Coal Aston I (Greenhill) (Sheffield)

Also known as: Coal Aston Aerodrome / RAF Coal Aston / RFC Coal Aston
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Housing
Date: March 1916 - 1 March 1935
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft modification/repair (main role) / Fighter / General aviation

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Broomhill Library
  • Dronfield Town Council
  • Greenhill Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 (Northern) ARD
  • No 33 Sqn
  • National Aviation Day Ltd
  • Sheffield Flying Club


Plan of Coal Aston I, 1918. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Tadcaster (Bramham Moor)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Beverley I

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Atwick / Barmby / Bellasize / Brampton / Carlton / Dunkeswick / East Retford I / Ecclesfield / Farsley / Goxhill / Hedon / Knavesmire / Manywells Height / Middleton / Pontefract / Redmires / Seacroft / South Cave

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