Cuxwold Landing Ground History

RFC Cuxwold Landing Ground
(Map edited to show runways)
RFC/RAF Roundal
Airfield Code:N/AGoogle Earth Co-ordinates:
53°29'25.93"N 0°13'21.15"W
2 x 700 yards (grass)
Station History

Cuxwold was a class 2 night Landing Ground, situated 1km ESE of Cuxwold Church. The landing ground was established to house a detachment from No.33 (Home Defence) Squadron while they were operating over North Lincolnshire. No.33 Sqn arrived in December 1916, and stayed until June 1919. Cuxwold contained two grass landing strips, both measuring 750 yards apiece, and covered an area of 80 acres.

During the night of 24-25th September 1917, Zeppelin L46 (possibly attracted by the light coming from the flares marking out the landing ground), aimed most of its bomb load at the landing ground. But no damage was caused by the bombs, as they all fell in the surrounding fields.

After the Great War the landing ground was returned to farm land again. No evidence remains of its former use.

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.