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Also known as: Crawley Landing Ground / RFC Crawley
County: West Sussex
Current Status: Housing
Date: January 1917 - February 1917
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 78 Squadron briefly had Crawley available to them as a Home Defence landing ground in the early part of 1917. This was an unsuitable location and so the airfield had no sooner opened than it quickly closed.


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

  • Crawley Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 78 Sqn


Plan of Crawley. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Gosport / Penshurst (Chiddingstone Causeway) / Telscombe Cliffs

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