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Flt Lt Rod Smith (left) 1943 (© via Steve Bond)
RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Stations 2658/42, with observation room
Tower:
Demolished
Other Buildings:
Very few, but Battle HQ and many pillboxes remain.
History:
Site south of village used as RLG by Cranwell until /06/1940, then by Digby with No. 46 Squadron Hurricanes and No. 29 Squadron Blenheims and Beaufighters.
/12/1940 to /06/1941, 402 Squadron Hurricanes.
/10/1941 to /04/1942, 412 Squadron Spitfires, moved to Martlesham Heath.
/09/1942 to /12/1943, Squadrons based here: 154 Squadron Spitfires, 288 Squadron Blenheims, 613 Squadron Mustangs, 416 Squadron.
/12/1943 to /01/1944, No. 439 Squadron formed here with Hurricanes.
/01/1944 to /04/1944, 402 Squadron with Sitfires.
Airfield then used as RLG by Cranfield until closure.
RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
Ermine Street marker, Memorial near east side Entrance, RAF AWACS in the skies over Wellingore
View across the airfield 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
Airfield:
Operational Fighter
Opened:
/1935
Closed:
/1945
ID Code:
JW
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
2x - Grass
Hangars:
1x - Extra Over Blister, 7x - Blister
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
10 miles S of Lincoln
OS Ref:
SK988545
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RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
Eastern Entrance, Pillbox and defended dispersal in the distance
Battle HQ 2002 (© Robert Truman)
Inside the Battle HQ (all that concrete supported by 12 thin pieces of rusty metal!)
RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
Some of the many Pillboxes defending Wellingore airfield 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
Manta magic at Wellingore 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wellingore airfield control tower
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