RAF Caistor

Summary

RAF Caistor
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Remains of RAF Caistor (geograph 2911416).jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationCaistor, Lincolnshire, England
Built1940 (1940)
In use1940-1945
1959-1963 (1963)
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates53°30′10″N 000°21′50″W / 53.50278°N 0.36389°W / 53.50278; -0.36389Coordinates: 53°30′10″N 000°21′50″W / 53.50278°N 0.36389°W / 53.50278; -0.36389
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RAF Caistor is located in Lincolnshire
RAF Caistor
RAF Caistor
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
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00/00 0 0 Grass
00/00 0 0 Grass

RAF Caistor is a former Royal Air Force Relief Landing Ground located 6.2 miles (10.0 km) south east of Brigg, Lincolnshire and 9.1 miles (14.6 km) north west of Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, the site is now used for farming.

History

Second World War

Cold War

Current use

The site has now returned to agricultural use, and little remains of the military facilities.

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Caistor". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  2. ^ Lake 1999, p. 174.
  3. ^ Lake 1999, p. 185.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 81.

Bibliography

  • Jefford, C.G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Lake, A (1999). Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.

External links

  • Media related to RAF Caistor at Wikimedia Commons
  • Historic England. "Monument No. 1543704". PastScape. Retrieved 24 March 2015.