Royal Air Force Driffield or RAF Driffield is a former Royal Air Force station in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in England. It lies about 2 miles (3 km) south-west of Driffield and 11 miles (18 km) north-west of Beverley. It is now operated by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, as the Driffield Training Area.
Driffield Training Area
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Location||Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Built||1918 as RAF Eastburn|
1935 as RAF Driffield
|In use||1918–1920 Royal Air Force|
1936–1977 Royal Air Force
1977–1992 British Army
1992–1996 Royal Air Force
1996–Present Defence Training Estate
|Elevation AMSL||82 ft / 25 m|
Location in the East Riding of Yorkshire
The site was first opened in 1918 by the Royal Air Force under the name of RAF Eastburn, and closed in 1920. In 1935 a new airfield was built, initially training bomber crews. In 1977 the site was turned over to the British Army for use as a driving school, and was renamed Alamein Barracks, a satellite to Normandy Barracks of the Defence School of Transport at Leconfield.
The following units were here at some point: