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Lindholme (Hatfield Woodhouse)

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The airfield very much lives on in another aviation-related way thanks to the famous Lindholme Gear still carried aboard RAF aircraft and developed here during World War Two. This air-sea rescue device consists of five containers joined together by rope, the main one containing an inflatable dinghy and the others vital survival equipment.

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Also known as: RAF Hatfield Woodhouse / RAF Lindholme
County: South Yorkshire
Current Status: Asylum centre / Prison
Date: 1 June 1940 - 1985
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / RCAF

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

  • Hatfield Library
  • HMP Lindholme
  • HMP Moorland
  • Lindholme Immigration Removal Centre

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Lindholme Motor Sports Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 1 LFS
  • No 5 ANS
  • No 9 Sqn
  • No 11 Base
  • No 11 SFTS
  • No 21 (Air Defence Missile) Wing
  • No 21 (Surface to Air Missile) Wing
  • No 24 GS
  • No 50 Sqn
  • No 57 Sqn
  • No 71 Base
  • No 100 Sqn
  • No 101 FRS
  • No 110 Sqn
  • No 230 (Heavy Bomber) OCU
  • No 304 Sqn
  • No 305 Sqn
  • No 408 Sqn
  • No 643 GS
  • No 1481 (Bomber) Gunnery Flight
  • No 1481 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight
  • No 1503 BAT Flight
  • No 1653 HCU
  • No 1656 HCU         
  • No 1667 HCU
  • Air Bomber Training Flight (No 1 Gp)
  • Bomber Command Acceptance and Modification Unit
  • Bomber Command Bombing School
  • Bomber Command Modification Centre
  • Bombing Development Unit
  • Central Bomber Establishment
  • Flying Refresher School
  • Humber GC
  • RAF Technical College (Armament Division)
  • Strike Command Bombing School
  • USC

Lindholme Air Show, 1962. Courtesy of Filo6863

Bomber Command Base Sub-Station(s):

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