|Operator||Royal Air Force|
United States Air Force
|Location||Near Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England|
|Elevation AMSL||52 ft / 16 m|
Royal Air Force useEdit
The airfield was opened in 1944 at Royal Air Force Station Sturgate. Originally used for blind flying training two operational Lancaster squadrons arrived in June 1945 but both then moved to RAF Waddington in January 1946. The station closed to flying between 1946 and 1953.
RAF units and aircraftEdit
|No. 50 Squadron RAF||1945-1946||Avro Lancaster||I & III||Four-engined heavy bomber.|
|No. 61 Squadron RAF||1945-1946||Avro Lancaster||II||Four-engined heavy bomber.|
United States Air Force useEdit
In 1953 the station was allocated for use by the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command and the 508th Strategic Fighter Wing operating the Republic F-84 Thunderjet. It was also used to house SAC bombers on temporary duty (TDY) from the United States. From 1959, it was used for logistical support facilities for 99th Munitions Maintenance Squadron (USAF) located at the Thor missile unit at nearby RAF Hemswell. The airfield was closed in 1964.
A corner of the original airfield is now used as an unlicensed aerodrome for civil use as Sturgate Airfield.