New Holland Landing Ground History

RFC New Holland Landing Ground
(Map edited to show runways)
RFC/RAF Roundal
Airfield Code:N/AGoogle Earth Co-ordinates:
53°41'59.28"N  0°22'06.55"W
1 x 700 yards & 1 x 550 yards (both grass)
Station History

New Holland was a class 2 night Landing Ground, situated 0.5km W from New Holland Church. The LG was maintained for the use of No.33 (Home Defence) Squadron while they were operating over North Lincolnshire, bringing with them the Avro 504 and Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2 to name a few. New Holland first opened in December 1916, but was closed in June 1919. The LG contained two grass strips, one 700 yards, and the other 550 yards, and the entire LG covered 85 acres of former farm land.

It was reported in the form of a map in Flight magazine in 1919 that the LG was under consideration as a civilian LG, and was one of four appointed aerodromes that would deal with air routes. However the information proved to be incorrect and the LG returned to farm land after it closed in June 1919. Today the former LG is still used as farm land, and no evidence of its former use exists.

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.