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RAF Deanland
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Ripe, East Sussex
Built 1943 (1943)
In use 1943-1944 (1944)
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates 50°52′50″N 000°09′09″E / 50.88056°N 0.1525°E / 50.88056; 0.1525Coordinates: 50°52′50″N 000°09′09″E / 50.88056°N 0.1525°E / 50.88056; 0.1525
Map
East Sussex UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Deanland
Location in East Sussex
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 grass

RAF Deanland is a former Royal Air Force advanced landing ground located 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Hailsham, East Sussex and 13.4 miles (21.6 km) north east of Brighton, East Sussex, England

HistoryEdit

The airfield was heavily involved in the fight against the V-1 flying bomb's (with 185 destroyed) and during D-Day[1] where it is believed to be home of the first Supermarine Spitfire squadron to provide air cover.[2]

The landing ground was used by multiple units:

Current useEdit

In 2012 the airfield is still in use as a private airstrip.[11]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. "Our History is as bright as our future.". Deanland Park Homes Estate. http://www.deanlandpark.co.uk/history.htm. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. "Deanland Wood Park". Chalvington with Ripe Parish Council. http://www.chalvingtonwithripe.co.uk/about.htm. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 45.
  4. Jefford 1988, p. 52.
  5. Jefford 1988, p. 75.
  6. Jefford 1988, p. 84.
  7. Jefford 1988, p. 85.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jefford 1988, p. 86.
  9. Jefford 1988, p. 88.
  10. Jefford 1988, p. 100.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Deanland". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/deanland. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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