Abeele Aerodrome (1918)

The map shown below is an extract from a larger map of the Proven region of the Western Front which shows (as well as many other buildings) the location and shape of the four allied aerodromes close to Poperinge as well as the buildings on each aerodrome. You can see that the main runway at Abeele was modified between 1917 and 1918 by the addition of the field to the west, along the road that formed the border between Belgium and France. This made up for the decision in 1917 to limit aircraft operations to the west of the dividing north/south laneway. 6 Squadron operated from here during WW1, from April 1915 until November 1917