RAF Caistor

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RAF Caistor

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Remains of RAF Caistor (geograph 2911416).jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationCaistor, Lincolnshire
Built1940 (1940)
In use1940-1945
1959-1963 (1963)
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates53°30′10″N 000°21′50″W / 53.50278°N 0.36389°W / 53.50278; -0.36389Coordinates: 53°30′10″N 000°21′50″W / 53.50278°N 0.36389°W / 53.50278; -0.36389
Map
RAF Caistor is located in Lincolnshire
RAF Caistor
RAF Caistor
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Grass
00/00 0 0 Grass

RAF Caistor is a former Royal Air Force Relief Landing Ground located 6.2 miles (10.0 km) south east of Brigg, Lincolnshire and 9.1 miles (14.6 km) north west of Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, the site is now used for farming.

History[edit]

Second World War[edit]

Cold War[edit]

Current use[edit]

The site has now returned to agricultural use, and little remains of the military facilities.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Caistor". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  2. ^ Lake 1999, p. 00.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 81.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Lake, A Flying Units of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1999. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.

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