Exhibition’s camouflage image of Pocklington Airfield reveals more about the site’s layout

An image which was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s online VE Day 75th Anniversary has shed new light on Pocklington’s Airfield during World War II.

Sunday, 7th June 2020, 12:15 pm
This airfield image was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s VE Day 75th anniversary exhibition.
This airfield image was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s VE Day 75th anniversary exhibition.

An image which was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s online VE Day 75th Anniversary has shed new light on Pocklington’s Airfield during World War II.

John Nottingham, who is an expert on the site, said the image of a Pocklington airfield camouflage scheme of December 1942 has revealed some new details.

He said: “The dummy road seems to have been laid very early on, between March 1941 and August 1941. I’m pleased to see the image confirms the NW end of the ‘new’ runway did not extend over the Pocklington-Barmby Moor road after all.”

A map of Pocklington Airfield in 1946.

Dr David Marchant, museums registrar with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The exhibition covers a number of ways in which the East Riding was affected by the war; for example, German bombing raids and V-1 flying bomb attacks.”

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