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2002 (© Robert Truman)
RAF Wigsley airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Unique, type not known
Tower:
Derelict
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
Opened as Satellite to Swinderby in No 5 Group Bomber Command.
02/42 to 04/42, 455 (RAAF) Sqn with Hampdens flying minelaying operations, moved to Leuchars.
06/42 to ?/45, 1654 HCU arrived from Swinderby with Manchesters, Lancasters and Stirlings, post-war moved to Woolfox Lodge.
13 Hampdens and 4 Lancasters were lost on operations.
09/45 to ?/46, No 28 Aircrew Holding unit formed and disbanded here.
Airfield retained for flying training from Swinderby until final closure.
RAF Wigsley airfield
1985 (© Rick Garside)
RAF Wigsley airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber
Opened:
08/02/1942
Closed:
01/07/1958
ID Code:
UG
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
County:
Nottinghamshire
Location:
7 miles W of Lincoln
OS Ref:
SK855695
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