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RAF Kelstern
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Kelstern, Lincolnshire
Built 1917
In use 1917-1919
1943-1945
Elevation AMSL 420 ft / 128 m
Coordinates 53°24′36″N 000°06′54″W / 53.41°N 0.115°W / 53.41; -0.115Coordinates: 53°24′36″N 000°06′54″W / 53.41°N 0.115°W / 53.41; -0.115
Map
Lincolnshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Kelstern
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Kelstern or RAF Kelstern is a former Royal Air Force station located 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south east of Binbrook, Lincolnshire and 4.9 miles (7.9 km) north west of Louth, Lincolnshire, England.

Station historyEdit

The airfield first opened in 1917 as a night landing ground before closing in 1919.[1]

RAF Kelstern re-opened in 1943 and the following squadrons used the airfield.

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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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