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Flt Lt Rod Smith (left) 1943 (© via Steve Bond)
RAF Wellingore airfield
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 06/40, then by Digby with 46 Sqn Hurricanes and 29 Sqn Blenheims and Beaufighters.
12/40 to 06/41, 402 Sqn Hurricanes.
10/41 to 04/42, 412 Sqn Spitfires, moved to Martlesham Heath.
09/42 to 12/43, Sqns here: 154 Sqn Spitfires, 288 Sqn Blenheims, 613 Sqn Mustangs, 416 Sqn.
12/43 to 01/44, 439 Sqn Fighter Bomber formed here with Hurricanes.
01/44 to 04/44, 402 Sqn with Sitfires.
Airfield then used as RLG by Cranfield until closure.
RAF Wellingore airfield
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
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
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
Some of the many Pillboxes defending Wellingore airfield 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wellingore airfield
Manta magic at Wellingore 2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wellingore airfield
RAF Wellingore airfield & control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 Wellingore -