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Updated 23 Sep 10

Opened: Oct 1941

Closed: 1952

Squadrons based here:

50 Sqn :: Oct 1941 - 20 Jun 1942; 17 Oct 1942 - Jun 1945

61 Sqn :: 16 Nov 1941 - 1 Feb 44; Nov 1943 - ?? 1944; 15 Apr 1944 - 16 Jun 1945

50 Conversion Flight :: 15 May 1942 - 17 Jun 1942
merged into 1654 HCU on 7 Oct 1942

97 Conversion Flight :: 1 Sep 1942 - 7 Oct 1942
106 Conversion Flight :: 1 Oct 1942 - 7 Oct 1942
merged into 1660 HCU on 7 Oct 1942

1485 Bombing and Gunnery Flt :: Aug 1943 - Nov 1943

619 Sqn RAAF:: Jun 1945 - 18 Jul 1945

463 Sqn RAAF :: Jun 1945 - 25 Sep 1945

383 MU :: Jun 1945 - Sep 1945

58 MU :: 1945 -

A 50 Sqn detachment arrived in Oct 1941 before airfield construction was complete, followed by the remained of the Sqn the following month. 50 Sqn and 61 Sqn departed for RAF Sturgate in Jun 1945. Thereafter 619 and 463 Sqn RAAF, supported by 383 MU were assigned to the Tiger Force for the Far East. After 619 and 463 Sqn departed the airfield was used as a satellite of 1660 HCU at Swinderby.

After the war 58 MU was based here and salvaged crashed aircraft for several years.

Details of the Museum to 50 and 61 Sqns and the separate RAF Skellingthorpe Memorial are on the memorial page.

J A Campbell, a mid-upper gunner who served in in 61 Sqn RAF at Skellingthorpe has contributed his memories to the site.

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