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Wigsley I

Also known as: RAF Wigsley / RFC Wigsley / Wigsley Landing Ground
County: Nottinghamshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b and d fighters of No 33 Squadron had Wigsley I available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. Avro 504Ks which subsequently succeeded them in the summer of 1918 remained in service after the end of fighting. The original Wigsley existed a relatively short distance to the north-east of the later World War Two airfield.


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

  • Wigsley Parish Meeting

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

  • Wigsley Village

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn

Photographs from the unveiling of the plaque on 2 December 2018. Courtesy of Wigsley Parish Meeting:







Plan of Wigsley I. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Kirton Lindsey

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Elsham / Kirton Lindsey / Scampton (Brattleby)

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