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Also known as: Melbourne Aerodrome / Melbourne Raceway / Melrose Farm / RAF Melbourne / York Raceway
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: September 1940 - circa 1951
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1942)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/08/2020):

  • Melbourne Parish Council
  • North Humberside Motor Club
  • NRH Engineering
  • Pennine Drag Racing Club (PDRC)
  • Rolawn York Depot
  • Seaton Ross Parish Council
  • Straightliners
  • T.i. Rally School

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Seaton Ross ...a historic village in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 4 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 10 Con Flight
  • No 10 Sqn
  • No 91 MU
  • No 575 Sqn
  • No 1552 RAT Flight
  • No 1553 RAT Flight
  • No 1554 RAT Flight
  • No 1658 HCU
  • No 2820 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4275 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Crew Testing & Grading Unit
  • Leeds GC
  • Pocklington Gyroplane School
  • Transport Command Air Crew Examining Unit

Remains of the airfield at Melbourne, 2 April 2017.


Remains of a runway at Melbourne, 12 May 2019.


Remains of the airfield at Melbourne, 24 June 2020.

Drag racing at Melbourne, 1978. Courtesy of Nick Pettitt

Rallying at Melbourne, 2008. Courtesy of marktheoccasiontv

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Holme-on-Spalding MoorPocklington

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