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1988 (© Steve Bond, Milton Keynes Aviation Society)
RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower
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 Relief Landing Ground with No. 253 Squadron Hurricanes and 264 Squadron Defiants.
05/1941 transferred to 12 Group Fighter Command as satellite to Digby with Hurricane 1s of No. 402 Squadron. Replaced with Defiants and later Beaufighters of No. 409 Squadron RCAF from 07/1941 to 02/1943 then 12/1943 to 02/1944.
Mosquito MkIIs of No. 410 Squadron RCAF here from 02/1943 to 10/1943 on nightfighter defence duties and 'Ranger' ops with single Mosquitos attacking specific European road and rail targets at night.
No. 307 (Polish) Squadron here with Mosquito XII, leaving 05/1945.
1959 to 1963 re-opened with No. 142 Squadron Thor ICBM unit.
RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower


2002
Coleby Grange
RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower
Airfield:
RLG, Operational Nightfighters, Thor ICBM
Opened:
04/1940 (closed 1945)
Closed:
(re-opened 1959) 1963
ID Code:
CG
USAAF Station:
428
Runways:
Grass
Hangars:
1- T1, 1- Blister, 7- Extra Over Blister
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
5 miles S of Lincoln
OS Ref:
TF005605
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RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower
RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower
2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower
2017 (© Michael Hase)
RAF Coleby Grange airfield control tower
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