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North Sea Camp Prison was established in 1935 when a group of borstal inmates were marched over from Stafford Prison. Later residents have included Jeffrey Archer.

Also known as: Freiston Aerodrome / RAF Freiston / RFC Freiston / RNAS Freiston
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland / Prison
Date: September 1917 - October 1921
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RNAS
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / Trainer (main role)

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

  • Freiston Parish Council
  • North Sea Camp Prison

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 4 Fighting School
  • No 4 School of Aerial Fighting & Gunnery
  • School of Aerial Fighting & Bomb Dropping


Plan of Freiston, 1916. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


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