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1982 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Binbrook airfield - English Electric Lightning -
Airfield Today:
Industry
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met Section 2328/39 and later post-war VCR to 5871c/55
Tower:
Demolished February 1995
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Station History- English Electric - BAC Lightning
RAF Binbrook airfield - English Electric Lightning -
 
 
 
 
 
 

The photo showing the control tower with fire crew was probably taken during the Battle of
Britain Sunday airshow.
The other two were taken when the tower was being refurbished and we were pressganged
into helping to build tempory accommodation in a timber hut built on old oil drums!
1956 (© Ron Lamb)
 
 
RAF Binbrook airfield - English Electric Lightning -
1947 (© via Ian Woodward)
RAF Binbrook airfield - English Electric Lightning -
Airfield:
Operational Bomber, Fighter
Opened:
/1940
Closed:
/1988
ID Code:
BK
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
5x - C Type
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
9 miles SW of Grimsby
OS Ref:
TF189959
Links:
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Photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Binbrook airfield - English Electric Lightning -
Control tower block 1993 (© Adrian Morris)
Demolition in progress... 1995 (© Ian Reid)
1995 (© Ian Reid)
RAF Binbrook airfield - English Electric Lightning -
Control Tower
Last of the EE Lightnings at Binbrook - XR724
1990s (© David Hawes)
RAF Binbrook airfield - 'The Memphis Belle' film 1990 -

The mock-up tower built for the film 'Memphis Belle' in
1989
(© Ian Reid)
Nothing like the original tower at Bassingbourn, just as the 'remake' is nothing like the original!

RAF Binbrook airfield - 'The Memphis Belle' film 1990 -
Binbrook Lightnings - airfield & control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman
- 2003 - Binbrook Lightning's - updated 18/12/2014 -