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RAF Wellingore
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Technical Site for RAF Wellingore - geograph.org.uk - 116347.jpg
Technical Site for RAF Wellingore. A Couple of buildings remain here including a power house, two large Maycrete type workshops and a blast shelter together with around 4 building bases.
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Wellingore, Lincolnshire
Built 1917 (1917)
In use 1917-1947 (1947)
Elevation AMSL 269 ft / 82 m
Coordinates 53°04′42″N 000°31′30″W / 53.07833°N 0.525°W / 53.07833; -0.525Coordinates: 53°04′42″N 000°31′30″W / 53.07833°N 0.525°W / 53.07833; -0.525
Map
Lincolnshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Wellingore
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
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00/00 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Wellingore or more simply RAF Wellingore is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) south of Navenby, Lincolnshire and 7.2 miles (11.6 km) north west of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. In December, 1941, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., author of the famous aviation poem, "High Flight," took off from Wellingore on his final flight, in which he was killed.

HistoryEdit

Current useEdit

The site is now used as farmland.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wellingore". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/wellingore. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 34.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 42.
  4. Jefford 1988, p. 49.
  5. Jefford 1988, p. 63.
  6. Jefford 1988, p. 83.
  7. Jefford 1988, p. 85.
  8. Jefford 1988, p. 88.
  9. Jefford 1988, p. 89.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Jefford 1988, p. 90.
  11. Jefford 1988, p. 92.
  12. Jefford 1988, p. 100.

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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