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RAF Strubby
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Strubby Airfield - geograph.org.uk - 233941.jpg
An Airfield Building
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Strubby, Lincolnshire
Built 1942 (1942)
In use 1943-1972 (1972)
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 53°18′14″N 000°10′00″E / 53.30389°N 0.1666667°E / 53.30389; 0.1666667Coordinates: 53°18′14″N 000°10′00″E / 53.30389°N 0.1666667°E / 53.30389; 0.1666667
Map
Lincolnshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Strubby
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 1,990 605 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Strubby or more simply RAF Strubby is a former Royal Air Force station located 2.9 miles (4.7 km) north of Alford, Lincolnshire and 8.6 miles (13.8 km) south east of Louth, Lincolnshire, England.

HistoryEdit

SquadronsEdit

Squadron Equipment From To To Notes
No. 144 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter X 1 July 1944 3 September 1944 RAF Banff [1]
No. 227 Squadron RAF Avro Lancaster I and III 5 April 1945 8 June 1945 RAF Graveley [2]
No. 280 Squadron RAF Vickers Warwick I 1 May 1944 6 September 1944 RAF Langham Detachment at RAF Thornaby.[3]
No. 404 Squadron RCAF Beaufighter X 1 July 1944 3 September 1944 RAF Davidstow Moor Detachment at RAF Davidstow Moor.[4]
No. 619 Squadron RAF Lancaster I and III 28 September 1944 1 July 1945 RAF Skellingthorpe [5]

Current useEdit

Woodthorpe Hall Caravan and Leisure Park currently occupies a small section of technical site.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jefford 1988, p. 61.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jefford 1988, p. 74.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jefford 1988, p. 83.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jefford 1988, p. 89.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jefford 1988, p. 101.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 "Strubby". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/strubby. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "RAF Strubby". RAF-Lincolnshire.info. http://www.raf-lincolnshire.info/strubby/strubby.htm. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  8. "Welcome to Woodthorpe Hall Caravan and Leisure Park". Woodthorpe Hall Caravan and Leisure Park. http://www.woodthorpehallleisure.co.uk/garden.php. Retrieved 21 October 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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