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RAF Blyton
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Blyton, Lincolnshire
Built 1941 (1941)
In use 1942-1954 (1954)
Elevation AMSL 79 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 53°27′04″N 000°41′37″W / 53.45111°N 0.69361°W / 53.45111; -0.69361Coordinates: 53°27′04″N 000°41′37″W / 53.45111°N 0.69361°W / 53.45111; -0.69361
Map
Lincolnshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Blyton
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

RAF Blyton is a former Royal Air Force airfield in located 4.8 miles (7.7 km) north east of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and 9.6 miles (15.4 km) of south Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

It was built in 1942 and was heavily used during World War II, but it was used little after the early stages of the Cold War.

HistoryEdit

Current useEdit

It is now used for off-road racing cars and test running refurbished and/or new designs of trucks.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford 1988, p. 84.
  2. "Blyton". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/blyton. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. "RAF Blyton Airfield". Control Towers. http://www.controltowers.co.uk/B/Blyton.htm. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA ,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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