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Alma Park
Anwick
Bardney
Barkston Heath
Belton Park
Binbrook
Blankney Hall
Blyton
Boston Wyberton Fen
Bottesford
Bracebridge Heath
Braceby
Buckminster
Bucknall
Caistor
Cockthorne
Coleby Grange
Coningsby
Cranwell
Cuxwold
Digby
Donna Nook
Dunholme Lodge
East Halton
East Kirkby
Elsham Wolds
Faldingworth
Fiskerton
Folkingham
Freiston
Fulbeck
Gosberton
Goxhill
Grantham
Greenland Top
Grimsby
Grimsthorpe Park
Harlaxton
Hemswell
Hibaldstow
Holbeach
Humberston
Immingham
Ingham
Ingoldmels
Kelstern
Killingholme
Kirmington
Kirton in Lindsey
Langtoft
Leadenham
Lincoln West Common
Ludford Magna
Manby
Market Deeping
Market Stainton
Mere
Metheringham
Moorby
Morton Hall
New Holland
Nocton Hall
Normanby
North Coates
North Killingholme
North Witham
Norton Disney
Orby
Rauceby
Saltby
Sandtoft
Scampton
Skegness
Skellingthorpe
Skendleby
South Carlton
South Elkington
South Witham
Spilsby
Spitalgate
Stenigot
Strubby
Sturgate
Sutton Bridge
Swinderby
Swinstead
Theddlethorpe
Tydd St Mary
Waddington
Wainfleet
Waltham (Grimsby)
Wellingore
Wickenby
Wigsley
Winterton
Woodhall Spa

Updated: 26 Sep 12

Opened: 1933 as municipal airfield; became RAF station on 26 Nov 1941

Closed: 1946

Airfield code :: GY

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Airfield call sign ::

Squadrons based here:

142 Sqn :: 1943 -

100 Sqn :: Jan 1942 - 1 Apr 1945

550 Sqn :: 20 Oct 1943 - 3 Jan 1944

RAF Waltham, also known as RAF Grimsby, was brought into RAF service in Nov 1941 as a satellite to RAF Binbrook. Later in 1943 it became No 12 Base substation. RAF Waltham and 100 Sqn are commemorated in a memorial stone on the A16 next to the site of the base. A public house, the Jug and Bottle stands on the site of Waltham's dispersion points. The memorial is at the traffic lights nearly opposite. Parts of the runways are still visible, although the site now houses a golf driving range. See "A Brief History of the RAF in Lincolnshire" :: website. The relevant page is linked directly in the column to the right of this page.

Friskney.com has a series of airfield plans and photographs :: click here

There is a commemorative plaque at the Cheapside entrance to the RAF Grimsby site. "RAF Grimsby (Waltham) 1941-1945. To fight for our freedom and to end the Nazi tyranny, young people from all over the world came to this airfield to serve and to fly the Wellingtons and Lancasters of 142 and 100 Squadrons. Over 1000 brave young men came through this entrance - never to return. Many more were shot down and captured. We will remember them and salute all who served here."

There is a museum to RAF GRIMSBY/WALTHAM based at the Waltham Windmill Rural history museum. It contains many items concerned with 100 Sqn operations during WW2.

169 aircraft were lost from this Station during World War II. Read about 100 Sqn Lancaster MkIII ED-549 HW-S.

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

RAF Grimsby photos

Crash and memorial of 100 Sqn ED-549

Cleethorpes RAF memorial on Roll Of Honour

Interactive airfield plan and photos on friskney.com

RAF Waltham Memorial Stone

RAF Grimsby page on Royal Air Force website

RAF Waltham photos on ControlTowers.co.uk

Buy an aerial photo of RAF Grimsby on GetMapping.com

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