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Blyton

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The runways and perimeter track suffered considerable strain and needed major repair work through prolonged heavy bomber use towards the end of World War Two but this has not stopped what little is now left of these surfaces serving as the popular local Blyton Raceway.

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Also known as: Blyton Aerodrome / Blyton Park / Blyton Raceway / RAF Blyton
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: 20 April 1942 - May 1954
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

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

  • Blyton Parish Council
  • Blyton Park Driving Centre
  • Laughton Parish Council
  • Scotton Parish Council
  • Scunthorpe and District Motor Sport Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 LFS

  • No 7 ACHU

  • No 61 MU

  • No 101 FRS

  • No 199 Sqn

  • No 215 AFS

  • No 1481 (Bomber) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1662 HCU

  • No 2797 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Bomber Training Flight (No 1 Gp)

001Runway 15:33. Looking south west from the runway 33 threshold - 27 May 2008.png

Runway 15:33, looking south west from the runway 33 threshold, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

002Aircraft Dispersal at the south east of the airfield - 27 May 2008.png

Aircraft dispersal at the south east of the airfield, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

003Unknown Building - 27 May 2008.png

Unknown building at Blyton, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

004Picket Post - 27 May 2008.png

Picket Post at Blyton, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

005Aerial view of RAF Blyton Airfield - 12 February 2011.png

Aerial view of Blyton, 12 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Blyton, 12 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

A motorcycle sprint at Blyton, September 1981. Courtesy of Pete Williams

Then and now photographs of Blyton. Courtesy of Blyton Park Driving Centre

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Finningley

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Lindholme

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