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Scampton (Brattleby)

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Scampton was the starting and finishing point for the world-famous 'Dam Busters' bombing raid of 16-17 May 1943.

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Also known as: Brattleby Aerodrome / RAF Scampton / RFC Brattleby / RFC Scampton / Scampton Aerodrome / Scrampton (misspelling)
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened October 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RFC / FAA / USAS
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1944)
Prominent People: Guy Gibson VC / John Hannah VC / Roderick Learoyd VC
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Fighter / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Brattleby Parish Council
  • Costcutter Scampton - formerly SPAR Scampton
  • Hackthorn & Cold Hanworth History Group
  • Hackthorn and Cold Hanworth Parish Council
  • Hawker Hunter Aviation Ltd (HHA)
  • RAF Scampton Ethos & Heritage Centre
  • Scampton Church/St John the Baptist Church, Scampton
  • Scampton HIVE
  • Scampton Parish Council
  • Scampton Pollyplatt Community Primary School - formerly Scampton RAF School
  • Scampton Post Office
  • The Dambusters Inn
  • Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU 'B' Flight

  • No 1 Air Control Centre
  • No 5 Gp TT Flight

  • No 9 Sqn

  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 11 TS

  • No 15 Base

  • No 18 Joint Services Trials Unit

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 21 Sqn

  • No 27 Sqn

  • No 33 Sqn

  • No 34 TDS

  • No 35 Sqn

  • No 37 RS

  • No 37 TS

  • No 49 Con Flight

  • No 49 RS

  • No 49 Sqn

  • No 52 Base

  • No 57 Sqn

  • No 60 RS

  • No 60 TS

  • No 75 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 81 Sqn

  • No 83 Con Flight

  • No 83 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 100 Sqn

  • No 107 Sqn

  • 135th Aero Sqn

  • No 148 Sqn

  • No 153 Sqn

  • No 214 Sqn

  • No 230 OCU

  • No 467 Sqn

  • No 617 Sqn

  • No 625 Sqn

  • No 643 GS

  • No 643 VGS

  • No 819 Sqn

  • No 1518 BAT Flight

  • No 1661 HCU

  • No 1687 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight

  • No 1690 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight

  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2774 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Bomber Training Flight (No 5 Gp)

  • Bomber Command Bombing School

  • Bomber Command Instrument Rating & Examining Flight

  • Bombing and Navigation Systems Development Sqn

  • East Midlands GC

  • Humber GC

  • Joint Arms Control Implementation Group

  • Lincoln Reserve Holding Unit

  • Lincoln Service Trials Flight

  • RAF Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows)
  • Reserve Training Sqn
  • Strike Command Avionics Development and Servicing Unit

  • Strike Command Bombing School

  • Strike Command Electronic Warfare Development Team

B-29 Superfortresses at Scampton, 1948. Courtesy of British Pathé

Four Avro Vulcans scramble from Scampton, 1960. Courtesy of British Pathé

A baby elephant is presented to the RAF at Scampton, 1968. Courtesy of British Pathé

Guy Gibson's Office and Dambusters Tour at Scampton, July 2013. Courtesy of EuropeanDrivingTours

Bomber Command Base Sub-Station(s):

Dunholme LodgeFiskertonHemswell

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

ElshamKirton Lindsey

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Bellasize / Beverley IBlyborough / Braceby / Brampton / BrancroftBucknall / CarltonCockthorneCuxwoldGreenland TopHemswell (Harpswell) / HedonKelstern IMoorbyNew Holland / North Coates (North Coates Fitties) / Owthorne / Redmires / South Cave / Thorne / Wigsley IWinterton

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