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Alma Park
Anwick
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Barkston Heath
Belton Park
Binbrook
Blankney Hall
Blyton
Boston Wyberton Fen
Bottesford
Bracebridge Heath
Braceby
Buckminster
Bucknall
Caistor
Cockthorne
Coleby Grange
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Cranwell
Cuxwold
Digby
Donna Nook
Dunholme Lodge
East Halton
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Elsham Wolds
Faldingworth
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Folkingham
Freiston
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Gosberton
Goxhill
Grantham
Greenland Top
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Grimsthorpe Park
Harlaxton
Hemswell
Hibaldstow
Holbeach
Humberston
Immingham
Ingham
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Lincoln West Common
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Market Deeping
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Mere
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South Carlton
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Spilsby
Spitalgate
Stenigot
Strubby
Sturgate
Sutton Bridge
Swinderby
Swinstead
Theddlethorpe
Tydd St Mary
Waddington
Wainfleet
Waltham (Grimsby)
Wellingore
Wickenby
Wigsley
Winterton
Woodhall Spa

Updated: 3 Jan 2013

Opened: Sep 1916

Closed: 1919

Squadrons based here:

38 Sqn :: Sep 1915 - May 1918 (B Flight only)

90 Sqn :: 14 Aug 1918 - Jun 1919 (Sqn HQ based here)

Buckminster village is in Leicstershire but the aerodrome which bore its name during the Great War was located on the Lincolnshire side of the border, one mile to the north-east.

A single flight of 38 Sqn RFC, B Flt, was based here with the FE2b. It was succeeded by 90 Sqn RAF with Avro 504 in Aug 1918. The airfield had been under development since Apr 1918 as an Aircraft Acceptance Park but it is uncertain whether this became operational After 90 Sqn's disbandment RAF Buckminster was home to the Aircraft Acceptance Park, until closure in 1919. The 125 acre site is now largely obliterated by ironstone workings.

The Buckminster Gliding Club Community History Group have erected a Memorial to all who served at Saltby and it was dedicated on 2 Sep 2007. Also any information, memories to be included in a future publication. Please contact Rosie Thompson on thompsondozie@aol.com

 

 

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