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New Holland

Also known as: New Holland Landing Ground / RAF New Holland / RFC New Holland
County: North Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Date: October 1916 - 28 January 1920
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2 variants fighters had New Holland available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. Avro 504Ks subsequently succeeded these aircraft in the summer of 1918 and remained in service after the end of fighting. New Holland was later notified for relinquishment in August 1919 but had an unusual later stage in its career by being earmarked as a civil airfield during 1919. No firm plans or especially activity ever emerged and the site finally officially closed in January 1920.


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

  • Barton upon Humber Parish Council
  • New Holland Community Centre - where ABCT's memorial plaque sited
  • New Holland Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

Photograph of the plaque at New Holland, 2019. Courtesy of New Holland Parish Council


Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Kirton Lindsey

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

ElshamKirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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