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Blyton

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The runways and perimeter track suffered considerable strain and needed major repair work through prolonged heavy bomber use towards the end of World War Two but this has not stopped what little is now left of these surfaces serving as the popular local Blyton Raceway.

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Also known as: Blyton Park / Blyton Raceway / RAF Blyton
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: 20 April 1942 - May 1954
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):     

  • Blyton Parish Council
  • Blyton Park Driving Centre
  • Laughton Parish Council
  • Scotton Parish Council
  • Scunthorpe and District Motor Sport Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 LFS

  • No 7 ACHU

  • No 61 MU

  • No 101 FRS

  • No 199 Sqn

  • No 215 AFS

  • No 1481 (Bomber) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1662 HCU

  • No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Bomber Training Flight (No 1 Gp)

A motorcycle sprint at Blyton, September 1981. Courtesy of Pete Williams

Then and now photographs of Blyton. Courtesy of Blyton Park Driving Centre

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Finningley

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Lindholme

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