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Updated: 12 Feb 12

Opened: Sep 1944

Closed: Jan 1946

Reopened: Jun 1953

Closed: 1964

Airfield code: US

ICAO Code: MWYS > EGCS

Squadrons based here:

1 Group Aircrew School :: Sep 1944 - Jun 1945

1520 Beam Approach Training Flt :: 18 Sep 1944 - 30 May 1945

50 Sqn :: Jun 1945 - Jan 1946

61 Sqn :: 16 Jun 1945 - Jan 1946

One of the last airfields built during WW2, RAF Sturgate was opened too late to see operational service. A variety of training units were based here during the 16 months of activity while 50 Sqn and 61 Sqn were based briefly.

RAF Sturgate reopened in 1953 to accommodate USAF Strategic Air Command units. Republic F-84 Thunderstreaks of the 508th Strategic Fighter Wing operated from Sturgate possibly as late as final closure in 1964.

The Northwest corner of this former RAF airfield is now home to local flying club, Lincoln Aero Club Ltd, who operate on a portion of the former East/West runway. See their website and the photos for more detail.

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ICAO: EGCS
Elevation: 58ft

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