Bucknall Landing Ground History

RFC Bucknall Landing Ground
(Map edited to show runways)
RFC/RAF Roundal
Airfield Code:N/AGoogle Earth Co-ordinates:
53° 13'18.84"N 0°15'02.51"W
1 x 600 yards, 1 x 300 yards (Both grass)
Station History

Bucknall LG was a class 2 night Landing Ground situated 2km N of Bucknall Church. The landing ground was established to house a detachment from No.33 (Home Defence) Squadron. The detachment was present at Bucknall between December 1916 and June 1919. During their time here, they operated various aircraft including the Avro 504N’s and Bristol F.2b’s. The landing ground covered 32 acres, and contained two grass landing strips, one 600 yards, and the other 300 yards.

After the landing ground closed, it was all returned to farm land, and today there is no evidence left that the landing ground was ever there.

Aircraft and Squadrons
December 1916Landing ground opened.
December 1916No.33 Sqn (Detachment)No.33 Sqn left the Landing Ground in June 1919.
June 1919Landing ground closed.