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Morpeth (Stannington)

Also known as: Morpeth Aerodrome / RAF Morpeth / Tranwell (unofficial local name)
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Industry / Open land
Date: February 1942 (closed to flying) - 15 July 1948
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/08/2023):

  • Mitford Parish Council - north side of airfield
  • Morpeth Library
  • Morpeth Town Council - name only
  • Nobles Promotions - car boot sales
  • Stannington Parish Council - east side of airfield
  • Whalton Parish Council - west side of airfield

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 4 AGS
  • No 72 Sqn
  • No 80 (French) OTU
  • No 261 MU
  • No 1614 (AAC) Flight
  • Newcastle GC

Remains of the airfield at Morpeth, 8 April 2010.


Remains of the airfield at Morpeth, 8 April 2010.


A Blister hangar at Morpeth, 8 April 2010.


Firing Butt at Morpeth, 6 May 2015.


Firing Butt at Morpeth, 3 July 2016.

Maintenance Unit Sub-Site(s):

EshottHolme-on-Spalding MoorRiccallWombleton

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