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Digby (Scopwick)

Major
Also known as: Digby Aerodrome / RAF Digby / RAF Scopwick / RCAF Digby / RFC Scopwick / Scopwick Aerodrome
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Museum / RAF ground station
Date: 28 March 1918 - September 1953 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Closed to flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / RCAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Ashby De La Launde and Bloxholm and Temple Bruer with Temple High Grange Parish Council
  • Digby HIVE
  • Digby Parish Council - name only
  • Holy Cross Church, Scopwick
  • RAF Digby Sector Ops Museum
  • Scopwick Parish Council
  • Tedder County Primary School - formerly Digby Aerodrome Council School, renamed in 1967 after death of Marshal of the RAF Arthur (Lord) Tedder, station commander in the 1920s

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Grading Unit (Airwork)

  • No 1 Officers Advanced Training School

  • No 2 FTS

  • No 2 Grading School

  • No 2 Sqn

  • No 3 FTS

  • No 11 Sqn

  • No 12 Gp AAC Flight

  • No 12 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 19 FTS

  • No 19 Sqn

  • No 22 (RCAF) (Fighter) Wing

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 59 TDS

  • No 59 TS

  • No 73 Sqn

  • No 79 Sqn

  • No 92 Sqn

  • No 107 GS

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 116 Sqn

  • No 144 (RCAF) Airfield

  • No 151 Sqn

  • No 167 Sqn

  • No 198 Sqn

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 229 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • No 288 Sqn

  • No 302 Sqn

  • No 310 Sqn

  • No 349 Sqn

  • No 350 Sqn

  • No 401 Sqn

  • No 402 Sqn

  • No 409 Sqn

  • No 411 Sqn

  • No 412 Sqn

  • No 416 Sqn

  • No 421 Sqn

  • No 438 Sqn

  • No 441 Sqn

  • No 442 Sqn

  • No 443 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 527 Sqn

  • No 528 Sqn

  • No 601 Sqn

  • No 609 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2724 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2804 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2829 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2831 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Aircrew Grading School

  • Airwork Grading Unit

  • No 2 Aircrew Grading School

001The B2 mob.jpg

"The B2 Mob", at Digby, October 1952. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

002Group photos.jpg

"Flying Leathernecks" at Digby, October 1952. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

003Behind the masks.jpg

"Behind the masks", personnel at Digby, October 1952. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

004my father Nigel Ratcliff.jpg

Nigel Ratcliff at Digby, October 1952. Courtesy of Mark Ratcliff

No 412 Squadron RCAF at Digby, July-October 1941. Courtesy of Zoran Pete

Digby is presented with an award for the best food at an RAF Station, 1957. Courtesy of British Pathé

Oral history from Eileen Pitkeathly, part one. Courtesy of VisitLincolnshire

Oral history from Eileen Pitkeathly, part two. Courtesy of VisitLincolnshire

Oral history from Eileen Pitkeathly, part three. Courtesy of VisitLincolnshire

Oral history from Eileen Pitkeathly, part four. Courtesy of VisitLincolnshire

Decoy Airfield(s):

Anwick (Ruskington) / Dorrington

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