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Military history of Lincolnshire

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Chapters: RAF Hemswell, RAF Coleby Grange, RAF Folkingham, RAF North Witham, RAF Metheringham, RAF Ludford Magna, Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, RAF Fulbeck, RAF Spilsby, RAF Scampton, RAF Harlaxton, RAF Cammeringham, Siege of... Viac o knihe

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Chapters: RAF Hemswell, RAF Coleby Grange, RAF Folkingham, RAF North Witham, RAF Metheringham, RAF Ludford Magna, Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, RAF Fulbeck, RAF Spilsby, RAF Scampton, RAF Harlaxton, RAF Cammeringham, Siege of Lincoln, Battle of Lincoln, RAF Kirton in Lindsey, Battle of Winceby, RAF Elsham Wolds, 10th Regiment of Foot, RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire Yeomanry, No. 503 Squadron RAF, RAF Anwick, RAF Alma Park, RAF Spitalgate, RAF Belton Park, RAF Hibaldstow, RAF Grimsby, RAF Kirmington, RAF Dunholme Lodge, Battle of Gainsborough, RAF Faldingworth, Pingley POW Camp, RAF Bardney, 69th Regiment of Foot. Excerpt: RAF Hemswell was an airfield used by RAF Bomber Command for 20 years between 1937 and 1957 and saw most of its operational life during World War II. Later used by RAF Fighter Command as a nuclear ballistic missile base during the Cold War it closed to military use in 1967. Located close to the village of Hemswell in Lincolnshire, England the disestablished airfield is now in full use as a civilian industrial and retail trading estate, forming part of the newly created parish of Hemswell Cliff along with the station's married quarters and RAF built primary school that are now in non-military ownership. On 19 March 1940 RAF Hemswell-based Handley Page Hampdens of No. 61 Squadron RAF were the first Bomber Command aircraft to drop bombs on German soil during the Second World War. The target was the Hörnum seaplane base on the northern Germany coast. RAF Hemswell was immortalised on film when it was used as a substitute for RAF Scampton in all the ground based filming of the 1954 war film The Dambusters. The station's most famous RAF resident was Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC who departed from Hemswell when flying his fatal last mission. The first airfield on the site was opened in 1918 by the Royal Flying Corps and called RFCS Harpswell after the village of that name just across the A631 road. During the First World War it was used as a night landing ground and two night flying training squadrons were established there. In June 1919 the grass airfield was returned to its former use as farmland. In 1935 construction began on compulsory repurchased land. The new airbase, now called RAF Hemswell, was opened on New Year's Eve 1936 to accommodate the rapidly expanding Bomber Command. The station was a base for Hawker Hind, Hawker Audax, Avro Anson, Bristol Blenheim and Boulton Paul Overstrand aircraft in its early days. The station and its squadrons initially formed part of No. 5 Bomber Group RAF with its group headquarters at St Vincents House, St Vincents Road, Grantham, tr

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2013
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781156679586

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