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Updated: 5 Dec 12

Opened: <= 1942

Closed: >= 1942

Airfield decoyed: RAF Coningsby and RAF Manby

English Heritage Site Reference: Q18B

Approximate location of site centre: BNG TF298496 (Streetmap)

Pastscape record: 1464311

The Frithville Q site was a Second World War night-time bombing decoy that was built to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Coningsby and RAF Manby. It is referenced as being in use during 1942. By 1970 an uncovered shelter still remained in good condition at the site, and part of a blast wall survived. Further bombing decoy sites protected RAF Coningsby at Hagnaby and Sibsey, and a further decoy for Manby was located at Mablethorpe

Q-sites operated at night and tried to lure the enemy with sets of lights arranged to look like a real operational airfield, set out over up to a mile and a half of countryside. Q sites generally had a night-time staff of two who would check lighting before dusk and await nightfall in a shelter. See further reading on dummy and decoy sites.

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