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2011 (© Mark Musson)
RAF Barkston Heath airfield
Airfield Today:
Satellite and relief landing ground for Cranwell
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, with medium front windows to 343/43, post-war VCR 5871c/55
Tower:
RAF Air Traffic Control
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Used from the late 1930s as a relief landing groung for Cranwell, closed 1943 for rebuilding.
/1944 to 03/45, 14th, 15th, 53rd and 59th Troop carrier Sqns of the 61st Troop Carrier Group with C-47s towing Horsa and Waco gliders. 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment camped nearby. Operational during D-Day and Arnhem.
03/45, 349th TCG here with C-46 Commando, moved to France.
06/45 to /48, used by No. 256 MU and No. 2 RAF Regiment.
05/48 to present, Used as satellite and relief landing ground for Cranwell.
Barkston Heath airfield - 61st Troop Carrier Group -
2011 (© Mark Musson)
Barkston Heath airfield - 349th Troop Carrier Group -
Airfield:
RLG and operational glider
Opened:
late 1930s
Closed:
N/A
ID Code:
BH, now BA
USAAF Station:
483
Runways:
3x - concrete, wood chips
Hangars:
1x - B1, 1x - T2 (another 4x T2's added 1944)
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
5 miles NE of Grantham
OS Ref:
SK970415
Links:
raf-barkston-heath.forumotion.co.uk
©:
Photographs copyright as stated
Barkston Heath airfield
2002 (© Steven Broughton)
RAF Barkston Heath airfield - 61st TCG - 349th TCG -
2011 (© Mark Musson)
RAF Barkston Heath airfield - 61st TCG - 349th TCG -
RAF Barkston Heath airfield +control tower: www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Barkston Heath -