COVEHITHE: Military aerodrome
Military users: RNAS/RAF Home Defence Flight Station RAF Marine Operations Station
273 Sqdn from 1918 (Airco DH.4, Airco DH.9 and Sopwith Camels)
Location: About 4nm NNE of Southwold
Period of operation: 1916 to 1919
Site area: 82 acres
NOTES: It appears that COVEHITHE was initially a satellite airfield for RNAS GREAT YARMOUTH, (73 Wing), used as an 'on demand' site. Mainly a NLG (Night Landing Ground) for anti-Zeppelin duties.
In 1918 it was assigned to 4 Group, (RFC/RAF), and this is where 273 Squadron comes into the picture. If anybody can kindly offer advice of what was happening prior to 1918, this will be much appreciated.
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