RAF Caistor

Summary

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.

RAF Caistor
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
Caistor, Lincolnshire in England
Remains of RAF Caistor (geograph 2911416).jpg
RAF Caistor is located in Lincolnshire
RAF Caistor
RAF Caistor
Shown within Lincolnshire
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
TypeRelief Landing Ground
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
Controlled byRAF Fighter Command
Site history
Built1941 (1941)
In use1941-1963 (1963)
Battles/warsEuropean theatre of World War II
Airfield information
Elevation30 metres (98 ft)[1] AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
00/00  Grass
00/00  Grass
00/00  Grass
00/00  Grass

HistoryEdit

Second World WarEdit

Cold WarEdit

Current useEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Falconer 1998, p. 18.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Caistor". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 50.
  4. ^ Lake 1999, p. 174.
  5. ^ Lake 1999, p. 185.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 81.

BibliographyEdit

  • Falconer, J (1998). RAF Fighter Airfields of World War 2. UK: Ian Allen Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-2175-9.
  • 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 linksEdit

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