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Also known as: Gilling East / Gilling Landing Ground / RAF Gilling / RFC Gilling / New Malton
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 76 Squadron had Gilling available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One, these aircraft being replaced by Bristol F2bs in 1918 which 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 01/08/2022):

  • Gilling East Parish Council
  • Ryedale Society of Model Engineers Ltd - where memorial plaque sited 

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 76 Sqn


Plan of Gilling. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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