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Full list of locations

Alma Park
Anwick
Bardney
Barkston Heath
Belton Park
Binbrook
Blankney Hall
Blyton
Boston Wyberton Fen
Bottesford
Bracebridge Heath
Braceby
Buckminster
Bucknall
Caistor
Cockthorne
Coleby Grange
Coningsby
Cranwell
Cuxwold
Digby
Donna Nook
Dunholme Lodge
East Halton
East Kirkby
Elsham Wolds
Faldingworth
Fiskerton
Folkingham
Freiston
Fulbeck
Gosberton
Goxhill
Grantham
Greenland Top
Grimsby
Grimsthorpe Park
Harlaxton
Hemswell
Hibaldstow
Holbeach
Humberston
Immingham
Ingham
Ingoldmels
Kelstern
Killingholme
Kirmington
Kirton in Lindsey
Langtoft
Leadenham
Lincoln West Common
Ludford Magna
Manby
Market Deeping
Market Stainton
Mere
Metheringham
Moorby
Morton Hall
New Holland
Nocton Hall
Normanby
North Coates
North Killingholme
North Witham
Norton Disney
Orby
Rauceby
Saltby
Sandtoft
Scampton
Skegness
Skellingthorpe
Skendleby
South Carlton
South Elkington
South Witham
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

The list below aims to encompass all 165 Lincolnshire county locations which are mentioned on RAF-Lincolnshire.info. The list is alphabetical and contains all flying bases, emergency landing grounds, headquarters, training depots and stores which have been identified to date, together with a very brief description.

Place names in bold and hyperlinked have a page dedicated to them on the site. Where the Ordnance Survey grid reference is known this is provided in the third column and is hyperlinked to a zoomable map, courtesy of multimap.com. Usually it will refer to the runway centrepoint. If prefixed with ~ this indicates that the precise location is not known and that an approximate grid reference, based on research or place names, has been entered for information. Aerial photos of sites, where available, are hyperlinked from the final column. Buy high definition aerial photographs here.

Place name Description Lat / Long Map (OS GR) Aerial Photo
Alma Park / House Birthplace of the RAF Regiment in Dec 1941      
Anderby Creek Home to an RAF Regiment Battle Training School during WWII      
Anwick RFC Aerodrome and World War II Q Site for RAF Digby (known as Ruskington)    TF110510  
Bardney      TF132706  
Barkston Heath      SK970415  
Bassingham Decoy site Q92a for RAF Swinderby   SK943612  
Belton Park The RAF Regiment Depot 1942 - Aug 1945      
Belvoir Decoy site Q139b for RAF Bottesford   SK805342  
Binbrook     TF186956  
Blankney Hall        
Blyton     SK865952  
Boston Boston Wyberton Fen - wartime airfield details to be confirmed      
Bottesford        
Bracebridge Heath     SK985673  
Braceby     TF015355  
Brant Broughton Decoy site Q92b for RAF Swinderby.   SK905552  
Branston Fen QF site for Lincoln city      
Brattleby Early name for RAF Scampton   SK957789  
Brigg AAF-553, non-flying USAAF facility hosting 1517 QM Truck Batallion of Air Service Command, near Hibaldstow      
Brockelsby Railhead for RAF Market Stainton ammunitions dump      
Brumby STARFISH decoy site for Scunthorpe industrial sites      
Buckminster     SK893235  
Bucknall     TF170690   
Burnham Decoy site Q104A for RAF Goxhill.   TA044177  
Cadney Decoy site Q90A for RAF Kirton in Lindsey.   TA015050  
Caenby RAF Hemswell had a Q site (Q16a) at Caenby.   TF000895  
Caistor     TA081017   
Cammeringham Later name for RAF Ingham   TF998830   
Cleethorpes An air station, RNAS Cleethorpes, was announced in Aug 1913 but never built      
Cockthorne     TF070875   
Coleby Grange     TF000600   
Coningsby     TF221565    
Cranwell     TF000490   
Cuxwold     TA177008   
Digby     TF038565   
Donington on Bain

Railway station below Stenigot used as a railhead by 233MU at RAF Market Stainton for armaments supplies to airfields in the area.

  TF240817  
Donna Nook Decoy Q/K site for North Coates, then WWII airfield and subsequent bombing range.   TF425979   
Dorrington Q-site for RAF Digby, located 5 km ESE of the airfield   TF095543  
Dunholme Lodge     SK993776   
East Barkwith Railway station used as a railhead by 233MU at RAF Market Stainton   TF171810  
East Halton Flt HQ, 942 Sqn Barrage Balloon site  TA 139200 ~TA140196  
East Kirkby     TF341607   
Elsham Great War emergency landing ground, site later incorporated in WWII RAF Elsham Wolds      
Elsham Wolds     TA035135  
Essendine RAF Essendine was a planned airfield which straddled the county boundary of Rutland and Lincolnshire. It was a prospective location that the Air Ministry had to relinquish after the Dec 1942 review of national building priorities, having previously been on the "cleared" list and awaiting construction.   TF065130  
Faldingworth     TF030847   
Firsby Another name by which RAF Spilsby was known   TF450645   
Fiskerton     TF039725   
Folkingham An initial day and night decoy site was located 1 mile NE of the 1943 Class A airfield.   TF064325
TF049230
 
Foston Decoy site Q139C for RAF Bottesford   SK872408  
Freiston RNAS wartime bombing and gunnery range Cranwell satellite.   TF385405   
Frithville Q site for RAF Coningsby and Manby   TF298496  
Gainsborough HQ 33 Sqn RFC from Dec 1916 to Jun 1918      
Gautby K site for RAF Waddington with dummy aircraft   TF170714
 
Glentham Q site Q16C for RAF Hemswell   TF011893  
Gosberton     TF240310   
Goxhill     TA107210   
Grantham Original RAF Grantham renamed to RAF Spitalgate to avoid confusion with RAF Grantham (St Vincent's), HQ No 5 Group      
Great Limber Q site Q103A for RAF Elsham Wolds   TA140074  
Greenland Top     TA180115   
Grimsby     TA273020  
Grimsby Tidal Basin Original base for Air Sea Rescue at Grimsby under 22 MCU, replaced in 1940 by Immingham Dock.      
Grimsthorpe Park     TF050230   
Habrough HQ 18 (Operations) Group at the end of the Great War      
Hagnaby K site K/Q18A for RAF Coningsby and Manby located adjacent to the future East Kirkby airfield site.   TF352618  
Hallington Railway station used as a dump for empty shell cases by 233MU at RAF Market Stainton   TF304851  
Harlaxton     SK900320   
Harpswell Great War name for RAF Hemswell   SK938903   
Hemingby Chemical weapon storage site associated with RAF Market Stainton, 3 mile-long section of Green Lane to NE of the village   TF239751  
Hemswell     SK938903    
Hibaldstow     SE982010    
Holbeach        
Holton le Moor

An 'ASPIRIN' transmitter to corrupt the German Luftwaffe KNICKEBEIN was set up at Holton le Moor near Caistor

     
Humberston Chain Home Low RADAR site.   TA327055  
Immingham Great War Balloon Station.  N5337 W0013   TA183140   
Immingham Dock, Grimsby Replaced Grimsby Tidal Basin as base for 22 MCU, in 1940.      
Ingham RAF Ingham, later renamed Cammeringham.   SK961836   
Ingoldmels Occasionally spelt Ingoldmells. Chain Home Low site, Wireless Intercept unit and Bombing Range located here.   CHL:
Range: TF582696
 
Kelstern     TF255917   
Killingholme     TA116203   
Kirmington     TA092095   

Kirton in Lindsey

    SK943965  
Langtoft        
Leadenham     SK960520   
Lincoln Longdales Road

6 (Lincoln) Stores Depot Park on Longdales Road supplied RFC aerodromes with aircraft spares and airfield equipment

     
Lincoln West Common     SK960720    
Ludborough Q site Q85C for RAF Binbrook   TF284960
 
Ludford Magna   53°33'30"N
000°11'30"W
TF202871   
Mablethorpe Q site Q162A for RAF Manby   TF477845
 
Manby     TF383862   
Market Deeping     TF130100   
Market Stainton

Munitions storage unit with satellite at RAF Orby

  TF230802   
Marsh Chapel Q site Q121A for RAF Donna Nook   TA403002
 
Maxey Decoy airfield Q34A for RAF Wittering and ROC site   TF143218  
Mere Branston Direction Finding/Y Station parented by RAF Waddington and later RAF Digby   TF011650  
Metheringham     TF100600   
Mill Farm Night Landing Ground at Kelstern for 33 Sqn RFC   TF274917   
Moorby     TF290644   
Morkery Ancient woodland home to RAF South Witham      
Morton Hall Near Swinderby, HQ No 5 Group located here from 1943.   SK877642  
Nettleton GEE site on the North-Eastern chain, relocated from Stenigot due to poor coverage. Also refered to early on as Caistor.      
New Holland        
Nocton Hall RAF hospital/casualty clearing station, later US hospital      
North Coates     TA366018  
North Coates Fitties        
North Killingholme     TA124167   
North Witham     SK940220   
Norton Disney Bomb storage unit with nearby satellite   SK863645  
Orby GCI station and satellite bomb dump to Market Stainton.      
Rand Q site Q19A for RAF Scampton, Q192A for RAF Ludford Magna and Q177A for RAF Wickenby   TF133796
 
Rauceby (Hall) RAF Hospital 1940-47      
Risby STARFISH decoy site for Scunthorpe industrial sites      
Ruskington World War II Q Site for RAF Digby (also known as Anwick)    TF111514  
Saltby        
Sandtoft     TA750075   
Scampton     SK957789   
Scopwick Earlier name for RAF/RCAF Digby   TF038565  
Sibsey Decoy airfield for RAF East Kirkby, Coningsby and Manby   TF367528  
Skegness Naval air station existed here during Aug 1914 only, replaced by Killingholme      
Skellingthorpe     SK925688  
Skendleby        
Skidbrooke USAAF air-sea rescue motor launch base      
South Carlton     TF965762   
South Elkington        
South Ferriby Q site Q103B for RAF Elsham Wolds   TA000203
 
South Willingham Railway station used as a railhead by 233MU at RAF Market Stainton   TF199829  
South Witham        
Spilsby     TF450645  
Spitalgate     SK935342   
Spittlegate Alternate spelling for RAF Spitalgate   SK935342    
Stallingborough An alternative name used by certain RNAS / RAF formations for Greenland Top      
Steeping RAF Steeping was the original name proposed for RAF Spilsby   TF450645   
Stenigot        
Strubby     TF440810   
Sturgate     SK873873   
Sutton Bridge     TF476196   
Swinderby     SK873615   
Swinstead     TF015230   
Temple Bruer One of two forced landing grounds for RAFC Cranwell post-Great War. Essentially a field. The aviation link lives on at Griffin's Farm where there are about a dozen aircraft (according to Derek Blake)
     
Theddlethorpe        
Thornton le Moor Q site Q85A for   TF029956
 
Toft Grange  RAF Faldingworth began life as Toft Grange decoy airfield, Q/K Site Q16B protecting Hemswell.   TF033869  
Torksey Fuel depot supplying most of Lincolnshire's aviation fuel and fuel for other airfield vehicles during WWII. Torksey was a commercial site operated by Shell/BP fed by rail from Stanlow and barge via the River Trent. Ammunition and oxygen were supplied out from RAF Norton Disney, RAF Market Stainton and RAF South Witham   SK836793  
Tydd St Mary     TF344185   
Twigmoor STARFISH decoy site for Scunthorpe industrial sites      
Waddington     SK982630   
Wainfleet     TF500539  
Walcott Hall AAF-372, home of USAAF 57 Fighter Control Sqn, nr Humber      
Waltham RAF Waltham was an alternative name for RAF Grimsby      
Wellingore     SK983540   
West Common Lincoln Great War base for accepting aircraft into RFC service   SK960720  
Wickenby     TF088803  
Wigsley        
Willoughby Walks decoy site Q127A and Q171A for RAF Barkston Heath and RAF Cranwell   TF035409  
Winterton     SE920190  
Withcall Railway station used as a railhead by 233MU at RAF Market Stainton   TF282835  
Woodhall Spa     TF204610   
Wragby Satellite bomb dump to RAF Market Stainton.   (village)  
Wright's Aerodrome Wright's aerodrome (civil) of Kenwick Rd, Louth, exister in 1936 and was used by Lincolnshire Flying Services, at grid ref or Lat / Long
N5320E00001 TF340853  
Wyham Q site Q85A for RAF Binbrook   TF258939
 

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