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East Kirkby (Hagnaby)

Major
Decoy
Also known as: East Kirby (misspelling) / RAF East Kirkby
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland / Museum
Date: August 1943 - 31 December 1958 (Care & Maintenance); subsequent minor use; (decoy - Hagnaby) June 1940 (earliest known date) - closed by 7 April 1942
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Fred Panton / Harold Panton
Decoy Type(s): KQ, to Q by September 1941
Decoy Number(s): 18(a)

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

  • Bourne Kart Club
  • Coningsby & District Grass Kart Club
  • East Kirkby Large Indoor Car Boot
  • East Kirkby Parish Council
  • H A & B M Horne
  • Hannah cum Hagnaby Parish Council
  • Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
  • West Keal Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 55 Base
  • No 57 Sqn
  • No 93 MU
  • No 139 Sqn
  • No 231 (Strategic Light Bomber) OCU
  • No 350 Wing
  • No 351 Wing
  • No 460 Sqn
  • No 554 Wing
  • No 630 Sqn
  • 3931st ABG
  • East Kirkby Soaring Group 
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Coningsby

Bomber Command Base Sub-Station(s):

SpilsbyStrubby

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