Cockthorne Landing Ground History

RFC Cockthorne Landing Ground
(Map edited to show runways)
RFC/RAF Roundal
Airfield Code:N/AGoogle Earth Co-ordinates:
53° 22'32.68"N 0°23'14.16"W
1 x 600 yards, 1 x 450 yards (Both grass)
Station History

Cockthorne was a class 2 Landing Ground, which was established at Cockthorne Farm, near Middle Rasen. It was the home to a detachment from No.33 (Home Defence) Squadron, during its period of operation over North Lincolnshire. The landing ground was in use between December 1916 and June 1919.

Originally the landing ground was unlit, which would suggest it was used for daylight hours only, but lighting was added at a later unknown date. Cockthorne had two landing strips, one of 600 yards, and the other 450 yards, and covered a total area of 56 acres. Today the former landing ground is entirely farm land, and no trace of its former use is evident.

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.