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Updated: 6 Oct 13

Opened: Aug 1939

Closed: 1958

Units base here:

93 MU :: Aug 1939 - ?1958

Opened as Swinderby in Aug 1939 due to its proximity to Swinderby rail station, Norton Disney was renamed in 1940 once the airfield was established. Together with 100 MU at RAF South Witham and 233 MU at RAF Market Stainton, RAF Norton Disney's heavily camouflaged 93 MU was responsible for supplying bombs, ammunition and oxygen to the flying stations, in this case primarily RAF Hemswell, RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton. Norton Disney also had a small satellite site nearby.

The satellite at Market Stainton was parented by RAF Wickenby from its opening in Jan 1943, then Ludford Magna from Jun 1943.

Norton Disney's village church of St Peter includes a memorial plaque on the south aisle, commemorating 300 Sqn and 301 Sqn's operations from RAF Swinderby.

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