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1990 (© David Hawes)
RAF Bottesford airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, industry
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met Section 518/40
Tower:
Now restored and used as offices
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
/41 to 09/42, 207 Squadron with Avro Manchesters then Lancasters 03/42.
11/42 to 01/44, 467 Australian Squadron with Lancasters, first operation 01/43, moved to Waddington.
08/43 to 03/44, 79th, 80th, 81st and 82nd Squadrons of the 436th Troop Carrier Group with C-47s, moved to Membury.
03/43 to 06/43, 95th, 96th, 97th and 98th Sqns of the 440th TCG, moved to Exeter.
07/43 to 08/45, 1688 HCU with Lancasters, moved to Cottesmore.
/49 to /??, 93 Maintenance Unit .
RAF Bottesford airfield - 207 Sqn - 467 Sqn - 436th TCG - 440th TCG -
1992 (© Mark Stanley)
2002 (© CJ van Daatsellar)
1992 (© Mark Stanley)
RAF Bottesford airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
08/1945
ID Code:
AQ
USAAF Station:
481
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2 (4 more T2's added for Horsa gliders in 1943)
County:
Leicestershire/Lincolnshire
Location:
7 miles NW of Grantham
OS Ref:
SK819415
Links:
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Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Bottesford - 9th USAAF - IX USAAF -
1992 (© Mark Stanley)
RAF Bottesford airfield 2005
2005 (© Gary Bainbridge)
This superb art deco control tower style building was built at Bottesford in 2005 and is in use as offices
RAF Bottesford airfield 2005
RAF Bottesford airfield +control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003
- Bottesford - updated 18/12/2014 -