RAF Strubby

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RAF Strubby
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Strubby Airfield - geograph.org.uk - 233941.jpg
An Airfield Building
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Strubby, Lincolnshire
Built 1942 (1942)
In use 1943-1972 (1972)
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 53°18′14″N 000°10′00″E / 53.30389°N 0.16667°E / 53.30389; 0.16667Coordinates: 53°18′14″N 000°10′00″E / 53.30389°N 0.16667°E / 53.30389; 0.16667
Map
RAF Strubby is located in Lincolnshire
RAF Strubby
RAF Strubby
Location in Lincolnshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 1,990 605 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Strubby or more simply RAF Strubby is a former Royal Air Force station 2.9 miles (4.7 km) north of Alford, Lincolnshire and 8.6 miles (13.8 km) south east of Louth, Lincolnshire, England.

History[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Equipment From To To Notes
No. 144 Squadron RAF Bristol Beaufighter X 1 July 1944 3 September 1944 RAF Banff [1]
No. 227 Squadron RAF Avro Lancaster I and III 5 April 1945 8 June 1945 RAF Graveley [2]
No. 280 Squadron RAF Vickers Warwick I 1 May 1944 6 September 1944 RAF Langham Detachment at RAF Thornaby.[3]
No. 404 Squadron RCAF Beaufighter X 1 July 1944 3 September 1944 RAF Davidstow Moor Detachment at RAF Davidstow Moor.[4]
No. 619 Squadron RAF Lancaster I and III 28 September 1944 1 July 1945 RAF Skellingthorpe [5]

Current use[edit]

Woodthorpe Hall Caravan and Leisure Park currently occupies a small section of technical site.[8]

There is also a small airfield with an asphalt runway on the northern side of the site.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 61.
  2. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 74.
  3. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 83.
  4. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 89.
  5. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 101.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Strubby". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "RAF Strubby". RAF-Lincolnshire.info. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Woodthorpe Hall Caravan and Leisure Park". Woodthorpe Hall Caravan and Leisure Park. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Welcome". Strubby Airfield. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA ,RAF (Retd). 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.