Did you know?"
York Racecourse had to close to flying in a military capacity in May 1916 following a Zeppelin raid on the city and local inhabitants fearing that its flarepath might encourage more enemy airships to attack."
|Also known as:||RFC Knavesmire / York Racecourse|
|County:||City of York|
|Current Status:||Leisure activity|
|Date:||6 April 1916 - 1920s|
|Used By:||RFC / Civil|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
|Aircraft Roles:||Fighter / General aviation|
Main unit(s) present:
- No 33 Sqn
Photograph of the plaque at Knavesmire, 31 March 2021. Courtesy of Rachel Crabtree, York Racecourse