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Scampton (Brattleby)

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Scampton was the starting point for the famous "Dam Busters" bombing raid on 16-17 May 1943.

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Also known as: RAF Scampton / RFC Brattleby
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened November 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RFC / FAA / USAS
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1944)
Prominent People: Guy Gibson / John Hannah / Roderick Learoyd

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

  • Brattleby Parish Council
  • Hawker Hunter Aviation Ltd
  • RAF Scampton Historical Museum
  • St John the Baptist Church, Scampton
  • Scampton HIVE
  • Scampton Parish Council
  • The Dambusters Inn

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

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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