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RAF Swinderby airfield



Reference Name MLI83152

Name:
RAF Swinderby airfield

Summary:
RAF Swinderby airfield

Location:
SWINDERBY, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE
THURLBY, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
62454
RAF Swinderby was opened in July 1940. It was used as bomber airfield, and Wellingtons and Lancasters flew from here during and after the war. It was used as a School of Recruit Training from 1964, and was closed as an RAF base in the 1990s. The airfield structures are still visible on aerial photographs. {1}{2}{3}
A site visit identified a number of standing buildings and structures associated with the military operations of the airfield. These include a modern control tower at SK 88546198, a water tank at SK 88526183 and a look-out mound and gun emplacement at SK 88757 61377. {4}
RAF Swinderby's Fuzing Point Shed is located at SK 89641 62658 (62454a). It was part of a Type C bomb store. {5}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic reference: HANCOCK, T.N.. 1978. BOMBER COUNTY. page 127 etc
2 Bibliographic reference: Otter, P. 1996. Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War. pp.233-238
3 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. LI.702.3.1-2, 1995
4 Intervention Report: Cotswold Archaeology. 2005. Swinderby Airfield Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. -
5 Unpublished document: Ablewhite, D.; Morris, A. and Morris, C.. 2011. R.A.F. Swinderby Fuzing Point Shed.

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The following reports are available from the ADS digital library.
4 Intervention Report: Cotswold Archaeology. 2005. Swinderby Airfield Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. -

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