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RAF Wellingore

Reference Name MLI60622

RAF Wellingore

RAF Wellingore was established during the First World War. It was re-opened and expanded during the Second World War, and was briefly used to house German prisoners of war after the end of the conflict.


RAF Wellingore was used during the First World War and in the intervening years before the Second World War as a landing ground by aircraft from Cranwell. During the First World War period, the airfield was known as Wellingore Heath. Expansion work was undertaken in 1939-40; a concrete perimeter track, eight blister hangars and a number of pillboxes were all built for airfield defence. After the Second World War the airfield was used briefly to accommodate German prisoners of war before it reverted back to agriculture. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}

1 Bibliographic Reference: Otter, P. 1996. Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War. pp.11, 61-3, 175
2 Bibliographic Reference: T.N. Hancock. 1978. Bomber County. p.129
3 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK9854: LI.865.3.1
4 Bibliographic Reference: Ron N.E. Blake, Mike Hodgson and Bill J. Taylor. 1984. The Airfields of Lincolnshire Since 1912. pp.193-4
5 Digital Archive: Council for British Archaeology. 2006. Defence of Britain Archive. 4550

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