• Shopping Basket: 0 items
  • Sign in or Register to start shopping


RAF Donna Nook, North Somercotes



Reference Name MLI88878

Name:
RAF Donna Nook, North Somercotes

Summary:
Site of RAF Donna Nook, North Somercotes.

Location:
NORTH SOMERCOTES, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Donna Nook was initially used as a bombing range and relief landing ground for North Coates from 1927. The bombing range included more than seven miles of foreshore south of Donna Nook Beacon and extended out to sea some 8000 yards. There were 5 quadrant towers along the shoreline, used to record fall of shot and bombing scores for the attacking aircraft. Donna Nook later functioned as a decoy airfield for RAF North Coates for a while. It also served as a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War (see PRN 46592). A few buildings and a section of perimeter track/runway are all that survive of the former RAF Donna Nook. The name lives on in the ‘new’ RAF Donna Nook which uses the adjacent sandflats as a NATO air weapons range. {1}{2}{3}{4}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic reference: Otter, P. 1996. Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War. pp.184-90
2 Bibliographic reference: HANCOCK, T.N.. 1978. BOMBER COUNTY. p.115
3 Bibliographic reference: Blake, R. N. E., Hodgson, M. and Taylor, W. J.. 1984. The Airfields of Lincolnshire Since 1912. pp.71-2
4 Internet Website: Johnston, Philip Ralph. 2008. RAF-Lincolnshire.info. http://raf-lincolnshire.info. http://raf-lincolnshire.info/donnanook/donnanook.htm

Historic Environment Record

Further information can be found at: Historic Environment Record

For more detailed/specific searches you may use: Advanced search

Helpful Hint: Please quote the Reference Name / Number or the Lincstothepast item URL when contacting the Historic Environment Team.

Helpful hint: If you want to search a particular collection, or filter out unwanted collections/records – remember you can use the facetted searching to refine your results (see right hand side of your search results page).

Last updated: 04-December-2016 14:49:49

Bookmark with:

What are these?

  • © 2012 Lincs To The Past, Lincolnshire Archives

Powered by Webstructure.NET