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RAF Folkingham



Reference Name MLI82374

Name:
RAF Folkingham

Summary:
RAF Folkingham

Location:
ASLACKBY AND LAUGHTON, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE
FOLKINGHAM, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE
LENTON KEISBY AND OSGODBY, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 35466
RAF Folkingham was first used in 1940 as a decoy airfield. From 1942 it was used as a real airfield until it closed in 1946. The airfield was re-opened as a Thor missile base in December 1959 until August 1963.{1}{2}{4}
During a site visit to Temple Woods, part of which is in RAF Folkingham, a small number of bomb stores were recorded.{3}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic reference: HANCOCK, T.N.. 1978. BOMBER COUNTY. p.116
2 Bibliographic reference: Otter, P. 1996. Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War. pp.41-43
3 Intervention Report: Archaeological Project Services. 2001. Temple Wood.
4 Bibliographic reference: Hancock, T. N.. 1985. Bomber County 2. p.67

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