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Swinderby

Major
Also known as: RAF Swinderby / Swinderby Aerodrome
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Industry / Housing
Date: August 1940 - 17 December 1993
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / RAAF

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

  • Halfway Farm Motel
  • St. Peter's Church, Norton Disney
  • Swinderby Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 5 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 8 FTS

  • No 11 FTS

  • No 13 Aircraft Modification Unit

  • No 17 OTU

  • No 21 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 50 Con Flight

  • No 50 Sqn

  • No 51 Base

  • No 61 Con Flight

  • No 75 Base

  • No 91 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 97 Con Flight

  • No 201 AFS

  • No 204 AFS

  • No 207 Con Flight

  • No 300 Sqn

  • No 301 Sqn

  • No 455 Sqn

  • No 1654 CU

  • No 1660 HCU

  • No 2726 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2776 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Elementary Flying Training Sqn
  • Flying Selection Sqn 
Post-war control tower - Nick Challoner.JPG

The post-war control tower, 4 July 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type J hangar - Nick Challoner 2.JPG

A Type J hangar at Swinderby, 4 July 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type J hangar - Nick Challoner.JPG

A Type J hangar at Swinderby, 4 July 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Type J hangars - Nick Challoner.JPG

Type J hangars at Swinderby, 4 July 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

WW2 watch office - Nick Challoner.JPG

The front of the Second World War watch office, 4 July 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

WW2 watch office 2 - Nick Challoner.JPG

The rear of the Second World War watch office, 4 July 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Footage of Swinderby, 2017. Courtesy of Bennies Britain

Photographs from Swinderby. Courtesy of BBKhawk

Hangar demolition at Swinderby part one, 2018. Courtesy of Bennies Britain

Hangar demolition at Swinderby part two, 2018. Courtesy of Bennies Britain

Hangar demolition at Swinderby part three, 2018. Courtesy of Bennies Britain

Satellite(s):

Wigsley II

Decoy Airfield(s):

Bassingham / Brant Broughton

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