Monument record MYO4527 - KNAVESMIRE AIRFIELD

Summary

The site of the First World War Royal Flying Corps airfield at Knavesmire, York. The airfield was established on the race course and was used by No.33 Squadron for home defence duties to protect York. The landing ground was used by a detachment of BE2cs for a short time in 1916, however no other details of its usage are known. The airfield may have continued in the early 1920s as a civil airfield.

Location

Grid reference SE 5950 4950 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

NMR Information:

The site of the First World War Royal Flying Corps airfield at Knavesmire, York. The airfield was established on the race course and was used by No.33 Squadron for home defence duties to protect York. The landing ground was used by a detachment of BE2cs for a short time in 1916, however no other details of its usage are known. The airfield may have continued in the early 1920s as a civil airfield. (1)

Knavesmire airfield was open from 6 April 1916 to the 1920s. (2)

1 The Military Airfields of Britain. Northern England: Co. Durham, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside, Manchester, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Yorkshire 298 Ken Delve
2 World Wide Web page Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. 2010. Knavesmire, <http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/Knavesmire.php> [Accessed 02-FEB-2010]

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2019 2:32PM

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