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Fulbeck

Major
Also known as: Fenton (unofficial local name) / Fulbeck Aerodrome / RAF Fulbeck / Stubton Park / USAAF Station 488
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland (main position) / Leisure activity / MoD training land
Date: 1940 - 1970s
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Airborne forces/transport (main role) / Aircraft preparation/storage / Bomber (main role) / Military development/support / 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):
  • Caythorpe and Freiston Parish Council
  • Fenton Parish Council
  • Fulbeck Parish Council
  • Leadenham Parish Council
  • Lincolnshire Kart Racing Club
  • St. Vincent's Church, Caythorpe

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 CFS
  • No 2 FIS
  • No 2 FTS
  • No 5 Gp Aircrew School
  • No 11 SFTS
  • No 29 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section
  • No 49 Sqn
  • 71st TCS
  • 72nd TCS
  • 73rd TCS
  • 74th TCS
  • No 189 Sqn
  • No 255 MU
  • 303rd TCS
  • 304th TCS
  • 305th TCS
  • 306th TCS
  • 434th TCG
  • 440th TCG
  • 442nd TCG
  • No 1485 (Bomber) Gunnery Flight
  • No 1485 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight
  • No 1506 BAT Flight
  • Air Bomber Training Flight (No 5 Gp)
  • Air Gun Laying (Turret) Training Unit
  • Bomber Command Film Flight Unit
  • RAF College
  • RAF College SFTS
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Photograph from Fulbeck during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shorthouse

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Photograph from Fulbeck during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shorthouse

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Main entrance at Fulbeck, 1 July 2007. © Richard Flagg

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Fulbeck Kart Circuit at the airfield, 28 February 2010.

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Remains of the airfield at Fulbeck, 30 September 2011.

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Part of the perimeter track at Fulbeck, 26 December 2020.

Drag racing at Fulbeck, 1973. Courtesy of Nick Pettitt

Eastwood DMC Rally located at Fulbeck, c. 2012. Courtesy of AutomotiveMediaLTD

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Cranwell

Maintenance Unit Sub-Site(s):

Balderton

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