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Updated:7 Oct 13

Opened: < Feb 1940

Closed: late 1940

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RAF Ingoldmells served as an Emergency Chain Home Low station during 1940. This station on the Chain Home Low network helped provide early warning of Luftwaffe raids on the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the Midlands. It had a Lincolnshire Chain Home High counterpart at Stenigot. As the CHL requirements for height were confirmed the Ingoldmells site was re-sited to Skendleby, approximately 10 miles away, by late 1940.

RAF Neatishead in the Norfolk Broads is host to the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum :: click here.

Ingoldmells is occasionally spelt Ingoldmels.

According to research by members of the Airfield Information Exchange there was also a Home Defence Unit at Ingoldmels monitoring station reporting to Bletchley Park. There were three types of station - DF - Direction Finding, HDU - Home Defence Unit, Int - Intercept. Another 'Y' site operated at Mere Branston, east of Waddington, as an INT/DF site.

Wartime documents lists a 63 Wireless Intercept (WI) Unit station - a Home Defence Unit - at Ingoldmells, under the Northern Command, stating map reference G024884, apparently in the War Office Wartime Cassini reference system.

Although there is a small pleasure airfield at Skegness Ingoldmells (ICAO Code EGNI) this is not an historical military airfield.

 

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