RAF Bardney

Summary

RAF Bardney

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A wartime building on the airfield
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationBardney, Lincolnshire
Built1942/3
In use1943-1963
Elevation AMSL39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates53°13′31″N 000°17′31″W / 53.22528°N 0.29194°W / 53.22528; -0.29194Coordinates: 53°13′31″N 000°17′31″W / 53.22528°N 0.29194°W / 53.22528; -0.29194
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RAF Bardney is located in Lincolnshire
RAF Bardney
RAF Bardney
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Royal Air Force Bardney or RAF Bardney is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north of Bardney, Lincolnshire, England and 10.2 miles (16.4 km) east of the County town of Lincoln. It was built as a satellite to RAF Waddington in 1943 and the airfield closed in 1963.

History

Second World War

Cold War

At some point the Bomber Command Film Flight Unit was posted here.[7]

Current use

The control tower is being restored by the Bardney Model Flyers, a remote control aircraft club. The former RAF station's hangars have been turned into warehouses.[8]

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 27.
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 73.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 74.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 66.
  5. ^ "RAF Bardney airfield". Control Towers. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  6. ^ Halpenny 1984, p. 38.
  7. ^ "Bardney". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  8. ^ Halpenny 1984, p. 39.

Bibliography

  • Halpenny, B.B. Action Stations: Wartime Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands v. 2. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1984. ISBN 978-0850594843.
  • Jefford, C.G. 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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