|Humberside International Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||72 ft / 22 m|
Royal Air Force Station Kirmington or more simply RAF Kirmington was a Royal Air Force station located 6.2 miles (10.0 km) north east of Brigg, Lincolnshire and 11 miles (18 km) north west of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.
History[edit | edit source]
Second World War[edit | edit source]
|No. 142 Squadron RAF||Vickers Wellington III/X||19 December 1942||19 December 1942||Disbanded|||
|No. 150 Squadron RAF||Wellington IC and III||October 1942||19 December 1942||Blida, Algeria|||
|No. 153 Squadron RAF||Avro Lancaster BI/BIII||7 October 1944||15 October 1944||RAF Scampton||Reformed here.|
|No. 166 Squadron RAF||Wellington III/X||27 January 1943||February 1943||Disbanded|||
|Lancaster BI/BIII||September 1943||18 November 1945||Disbanded|||
Post 1945[edit | edit source]
Current use[edit | edit source]
In 1970, after changing hands several times, Kirmington was selected as the best location for a regional airport serving the Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe localities and has become Humberside International Airport.
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Citations[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Halpenny, B.B. Action Stations: Wartime Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands v. 2. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1981. ISBN 0-85059-484-7.
- 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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