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RAF Bracebridge Heath opened circa 1919-1920, housing No. 121 Squadron RAF and No. 4 Aircraft Acceptance Park RAF. A Royal Flying Corps (RFC) aerodrome at Bracebridge Heath originally opened in 1916 for use by the Robey-Peters aircraft factory, in the manufacture and flight testing of their own designs and licence-built Sopwith aircraft.[citation needed]

In the Second World War, an aircraft repair organisation at Bracebridge Heath, managed by A V Roe and Co Ltd, recovered large numbers of damaged Avro Lancaster bombers, which would otherwise have been scrapped, returning them to service and making a major contribution to the bomber offensive against Nazi Germany.[citation needed]

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There was a Grade II listed triple aircraft hangar here of unique interest (a Belfast truss hangar), but this was demolished in 2001.[1]


  1. Aircraft, made in Lincoln published 2000, Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology.

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