RAF Croft is located
4.6 miles south of Darlington, County Durham, 8 miles (13 km) north east of
Richmond, North Yorkshire. The site is also known locally as Croft Aerodrome
or Neasham. Constructed at the same time as many other airfields, it was originally
named RAF Dalton-on-Tees after the nearby village Dalton-on-Tees. However, it
was quickly renamed RAF Croft (after Croft-on-Tees) after initial confusion
with the also newly opened RAF Dalton near Thirsk, just 25 miles away.