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Updated: 27 Mar 05

RAF Binbrook was home to the English Electric Lightning. A squadron was on 24-hour QRA (Alert) at RAF Binbrook for many years in the all-British built fighter when the Lightning was the mainstay of British air defence from 1962 to 1988.

The Lightning Association is based at Binbrook and has a Lightning on site. XR724 is in fully functional condition but only accessible to the public by arrangement.

The Lightning Association's website gives further details.

Visit the Lightning Association website :: www.lightning.org.uk

An English Electric Lightning is also on display at the Bomber County Aviation Museum. View the RAF Hemswell pages for a photo.

External links:

Lightning Preservation Group :: Lightning Association :: Lightning at Bomber County Aviation Museum

location of RAF Binbrook in relation to Lincolnshire - click here for full-size map showing all station locations

Books about RAF Binbrook

About the English Electric Lighnting

RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre

RAF Binbrook living heritage

Lightning Preservation Group

Lightning Association

RAF Binbrook forum

Memories of RAF Binbrook on Airscene website

RAF Binbrook memories on the Wartime Memories Project

Photos of RAF Binbrook control tower on controltowers.co.uk

Photos of RAF Binbrook on 460 Sqn website

History of 460 Sqn

RAF Binbrook page on Royal Air Force website

617 Sqn Goodwill Tour 1947

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