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Full list of locations

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: 22 Jan 12

A selection of relevant links for veterans, researchers, amateur historians and the generally interested. In addition to the selection below, websites which are of individual relevance to stations or squadrons may be found in the right hand column (external links) on each individual unit, squadron and station page on RAF-Lincolnshire.info.

Museums


A full list of all aviation-listed museums, together with details of their location, websites and opening times, is on the museums page.

Imperial War Museum, Duxford Collection

Duxford, former RAF base, near Cambridge :: website

 

Societies and Heritage Associations


Lincolnshire Aviation Society

Established 1969, the Lincolnshire Aviation Society brings aviation enthusiasts with a strong emphasis on local aviation in Lincolnshire. Members include authors and historians, as well as those involved with aviation, both civil and military :: website

Bomber Command Historical Society

A site dedicated to the 55,573 Aircrew from Bomber Command who made the ultimate sacrifice whilst on operations between 1939 and 1945 :: website

British and Commonwealth Air Unit Register

A comprehensive listing of squadron and station associations and groups together with their www / email and postal contact details. Some details and links are out of date but this is an otherwise very useful resource :: website

Airfield Research Group

The aims of AIRFIELD RESEARCH GROUP are to research, collate and disseminate material relating to the history, development, architecture, current status and uses of current and disused, civil and military airfields of the United Kingdom :: website

Bomber County Aviation Resource

Bomber County Aviation Resource

"With well over 120 pages of information contained within this site, you will find everything you need with regards to either a specific aircraft or airfield in Lincolnshire. Anything from the specifications of a certain aircraft to the runway lengths of a certain airfield, you will find it all here." :: website

RAF in Lincolnshire - books and videos


As I identify relevant publications I am adding them to the appropriate page on the site. There will be a book page for each squadron or station where appropriate, as well as a general booklist :: book list

 

RAF and RFC history - WWI, WWII and other conflicts


RAF Commands

RAF Commands is a detailed database covering Sep 1939 to Aug 1945. It details the subordination of each RAF Sqn to the Commands and lists in detail where each Sqn was stationed throughout the period, together with which aircraft it operated. This is a very comprehensive and staightforward site which will supplement the "Squadron was based at" details on RAF-Lincolnshire.info :: website

The British Army in the Great War

1914-1918.net - Limited information about the role of air power in individual battles and campaigns :: website

Trenches on the Net :: website

 

Military Cemeteries and War Memorials

Air Force Memorials

A list of Air Force memorials containing the majority of memorials in Lincolnshire :: website

Commonwealth Wargraves Commission

link to :: website

Lincolnshire Village Memorials

Some blah and link to :: website

Friends of the War Memorials

Charity. Some blah and link to :: website

Lincolnshire Memorials to the RAF

Inscriptions on, and locations of, memorial stones to former RAF bases in Lincolnshire :: website

 

Charities and Benevolent Associations


RAF Mountain Rescue

The Mountain Rescue role has always been part of the RAF. It originally developed in order to recover crews when they crashed in mountainous areas of the United Kingdom during wartime training sorties :: website

Royal Air Forces Association

Some words :: website

 

Local Trails


Greater Lincoln Airfield Trail

The county council has details of Greater Lincoln Airfield Trail on its tourism website. This joins the sites of airfields along the Lincoln Edge to the south of the city :: website

 

General Aviation Websites


AirNet - The World's most popular dedicated aviation links site ...

An extremely comprehensive collection of links covering aviation history and current military and civil aviation :: website

ControlTowers.co.uk

This website does what it says on the tin. Covering the entire UK it records all the details of each station's control tower together with other basic facts, including hangar and runway information. The highlight of the site are the many colour and black and white photographs of control towers, hangars, runways and other buildings :: website

RAF Marham

The RAF Marham website includes a very comprehensive gallery of Squadron, Station and Section crests, many of which appear on this website. During the reign of HM King George VI, (1936 - 1952) he decreed that crests, badges and emblems with royal approval should bear the "Tudor Crown" with its single surmounting arch. Shortly after Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne, an Order in Council announced that the "Edward Crown" with its surmounting paired half-arches be used during Her reign :: website

Airfields in Yorkshire

Something similar to RAF-Lincolnshire.info but for the airfields of Yorkshire :: website

WW2 Airfields of Oxfordshire

Something similar to RAF-Lincolnshire.info but for the airfields or Oxfordshire, with lots of colour airfield photographs :: website

wartimeleicestershire.com

Airfields in Leicestershire during the World Wars :: website

Old Airfields

http://www.oldairfields.fotopic.net/

A self-explanatory site with many recent photographs of military airfields from across the United Kingdom. :: website

Airfield Archaeology

The disused wartime airfields of the East Midlands and Yorkshire

Exploration of historical airfields. Website has many high-quality recent photographs from Lincolnshire locations. :: website

Museums and Heritage Associations

RAF in Lincolnshire - books and videos

RAF and RFC history

Military Cemeteries and War Memorials

Charities and Benevolent Associations

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire
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