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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.

RAF Strubby

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An airfield building
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationStrubby, Lincolnshire
Built1942 (1942)
In use1943-1972 (1972)
Elevation AMSL39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates53°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
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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

Contents

HistoryEdit

SquadronsEdit

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 useEdit

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

Lincolnshire Gliding Club (formerly Strubby Gliding Club) has operated from the site since 1978. Celebrations to mark the club's 40th anniversary at Strubby were held in summer 2018. Gliders here make use of long runways of both grass and asphalt surfaces.[9] There is also a small airfield with an asphalt runway on the northern side of the site.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  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. ^ "Lincs G.C. homepage". Lincolnshire Gliding Club. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Welcome". Strubby Airfield. Retrieved 28 May 2014.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.