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RAF Caistor

RAF Caistor
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Caistor, Lincolnshire
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1945
1959-1963 (1963)
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 53°30′10″N 000°21′50″W / 53.50278°N 0.36389°W / 53.50278; -0.36389Coordinates: 53°30′10″N 000°21′50″W / 53.50278°N 0.36389°W / 53.50278; -0.36389

Map
RAF Caistor
RAF Caistor
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Grass
00/00 0 0 Grass

RAF Caistor is a former Royal Air Force Relief Landing Ground located 6.2 miles (10.0 km) south east of Brigg, Lincolnshire and 9.1 miles (14.6 km) north west of Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, the site is now used for farming.

History

Second World War

  • No. 1 Air Armament School.[1]
  • No. 15 (P) AFU.[1]
  • No. 17 Service Flying Training School.[1]
  • No. 53 Operational Training Unit RAF.[1]
  • No. 93 Maintenance Unit RAF.[1]
  • No. 233 Maintenance Unit RAF.[1]
  • RAF College SFTS.[1][2]

Cold War

Current use

The site has now returned to agricultural use, and little remains of the military facilities.

References

Citations

Bibliography

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA ,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Lake, A Flying Units of the RAF. Shrewbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1999. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.

External links

  • English Heritage - Pastscape
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