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Alma Park
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Bottesford
Bracebridge Heath
Braceby
Buckminster
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Fiskerton
Folkingham
Freiston
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Grantham
Greenland Top
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Grimsthorpe Park
Harlaxton
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Holbeach
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Immingham
Ingham
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Kirmington
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Lincoln West Common
Ludford Magna
Manby
Market Deeping
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Mere
Metheringham
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Normanby
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Spilsby
Spitalgate
Stenigot
Strubby
Sturgate
Sutton Bridge
Swinderby
Swinstead
Theddlethorpe
Tydd St Mary
Waddington
Wainfleet
Waltham (Grimsby)
Wellingore
Wickenby
Wigsley
Winterton
Woodhall Spa

Updated : 1 Oct 13

Opened: Summer 1943

Subordinate to 14 Base: 16 Dec 1943

Closed: 1972

Airfield code :: FH

ICAO Code ::

Airfield call sign :: RIMER

Squadrons based here:

1667 HCU :: Oct 1943 - Feb 1944

click here for a full list of Polish squadrons in the Royal Air Force

300 (Polish) Sqn :: Mar 1944 - Jan 1947

305 (Polish) Sqn :: 1 Oct 1946 - 6 Jan 1947

92 MU :: 1957 - 1972

RAF Faldingworth entered service life as Toft Grange decoy airfield protecting Hemswell, later becoming a satellite airfield of RAF Lindholme. On 16 Dec 1943 it became a satellite of RAF Ludford Magna under 14 Base.

92 MU moved to Faldingworth from Wickenby in 1957 to store the V-Force's H Bombs and resembled a high security prison. A storage and maintenance facility for the Blue Danube nuclear bombs. The scattering of low-lying buildings around the site did not betray its role as most of the activity was carried out underground. The facilties included an underground weapons range.

In 1971 SAC Tony Elliott was stationed at Faldingworth but billetted at Scampton.

"I was an SAC in the Transport section, my pal and me were working the night shift from Monday-Friday morning & slept in the Hanger that remains there to this day, we would pick up all the Civilians from Market Raisen,and the officers at the start of their duties."

92 MU closed in 1972 after the Royal Navy took over the nuclear deterrence role from 1969 with Polaris.

The site was later utilised by Bmarc, a subsidiary of Swiss weapons manufacturer Oerlikon-Buehrle. Amongst their weapons demonstrations carried out on site they utilised the underground range to demonstrate the power of their canon by firing it into a two-feet thick slab of steel bulkhead which had been recovered from the Tirpitz.

There is now a memorial to RAF Faldingworth at the eastern end of the remains of runway 26; plaques, a memorial book and a stained glass window are on display in the village chuch :: memorials page.

There is also a memorials website at http://sites.google.com/site/faldingworthmemorials/

RAF Faldingworth also featured in BBC coverage of a new exhibition commemorating Polish airmen in World War II which was unveiled at Grantham Museum in early August 2012.

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