Doncaster airport?

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield..Terminal building.
Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield..Terminal building.
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Can someone please explain to me, and perhaps many other readers, why the Star reporters and also local radio and Yorkshire Television, continually refer to the airport at Doncaster as Doncaster/Sheffield?

It has got nothing to do with Sheffield and never will have.

For years the airport was an active RAF base known as Finningley, which served as a fighter and bomber base in the second world war. It was RAF Finningley, never Finningley/Sheffield, so why the reference to our city.

If people want to call it by another name other than Doncaster, then Bawtry is the nearest location to it, as this was the site of one of Bomber Command’s bases during the war. Also the Robin Hood addition to the name as well is truly laughable.

RB

Sheffield