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1988 (© Steve Bond, Milton Keynes Aviation Society)
Coleby Grange airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Control
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41, additional control room 10413/42
Tower:
Derelict
Other Buildings:
Very few
History:
Opened as Cranwell RLG with 253 Sqn Hurricanes and 264 Sqn Defiants.
5/41 transferred to 12 Group Fighter Command as satellite to Digby with Hurricane 1s of 402 Sqn. Replaced with Defiants and later Beaufighters of 409 Sqn RCAF from 7/41 to 2/43 then 12/43 to 2/44.
Mosquito MkIIs of 410 Sqn RCAF here from 2/43 to 10/43 on nightfighter defence duties and 'Ranger' ops with single Mosquitoes attacking specific European road and rail targets at night.
307 (Polish) Sqn here with Mosquito XII, leaving 5/45.
1959 to 1963 re-opened with 142 Sqn Thor ICBM unit.


2002
Coleby Grange
RAF Station
Airfield:
RLG, Operational Nightfighters, Thor ICBM
Opened:
4/1940 (closed 1945)
Closed:
(re-opened 1959) 1963
ID Code:
CG
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass
Hangars:
1- T1, 1- Blister, 7- Extra Over Blister
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
5 miles S of Lincoln
OS Ref:
TF005605
Links:
©:
1988 Photograph © Steve Bond, all others Robert Truman
For control tower & airfield = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002