| RAF Bircotes|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||108 ft / 33 m|
RAF Bircotes was located next the No. 1 Group RAF, RAF Bomber Command HQ at RAF Bawtry, Bawtry Hall, Bawtry, England. The airfield consisted of a grass strip with a connecting perimeter track with T2, B1 and blister hangars plus other miscellaneous buildings.
The No. 1 Group Bomber Command Communications Flight RAF from RAF Bawtry were also present at Bircotes from April 1941. The unit had moved from RAF Hucknall and at Bircotes the unit was using Miles Masters, Airspeed Oxfords, Miles Martinets, Tomahawks and Westland Lysanders.[page needed]
Towards the end of the Second World War and afterwards a number of different units used the airfield such as No. 250 Maintenance Unit RAF (MU) which formed at the airfield while under the control of RAF Maintenance Command and No. 61 MU which absorbed NO. 250 MU and used Bircotes as a sub site between 1944 and 1948.
The airfield is currently farmland after being decommissioned on 13 July 1948 with little of the perimeter track left.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "RAF Bircotes, Yorkshire". Airfield Archaeology. http://www.airfieldarchaeology.co.uk/raf-bircotes.html. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Bircotes (Bawtry)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/bircotes-bawtry. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- ↑ Halpenny 1982, p. 00.
- Halpenny, B,B. Action Stations: Military Airfields of Yorkshire v. 4.Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1982. ISBN 978-0850595321.
- An aerial view showing evidence of the layout of the former Airfield. The existing buildings are shown in the bottom left hand corner. Bawtry and Bawtry Hall are shown towards the East: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=bircotes&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=53.434824,-1.03735&spn=0.011326,0.0424&t=k&om=1
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