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Hibaldstow

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Also known as: Hibaldstow Aerodrome / RAF Hibaldstow
County: North Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland (main position) / Housing
Date: 12 May 1941 - 6 August 1947; subsequent limited flying to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (limited flying) / RCAF / RNZAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Margaret Horton
Aircraft Roles: Fighter (main role) / General aviation (limited flying) / 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):
  • Hibaldstow Model Aero Club
  • Hibaldstow Parish Council
  • Redbourne Parish Council



                     

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 5 (P) AFU

  • No 53 OTU

  • No 93 Sqn
  • No 253 Sqn

  • No 255 Sqn

  • No 409 Sqn

  • No 486 Sqn

  • No 532 Sqn

  • No 538 Sqn

  • No 1453 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 1459 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 2718 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2734 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2774 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2800 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2891 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Target Skysports
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A Bristol Beaufighter of No 255 Squadron at Hibaldstow, 5 September 1941. © IWM ATP 10603B

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A Douglas Havoc of No 1459 (Fighter) Flight based at Hibaldstow. © IWM MH 5711

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Buildings at Hibaldstow, 7 June 2006.

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The Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations at Hibaldstow, 21 May 2010. © Richard Flagg

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A Technoavia SMG-92 Turbo Finist at Hibaldstow, 21 May 2010. © Richard Flagg

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The Skydiving Centre at Hibaldstow, 26 April 2015.

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A Cessna Grand Caravan taking off from Hibaldstow, part of the Skydiving Centre, 6 April 2017.

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A runway at Hibaldstow, 6 April 2017.

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Plan of Hibaldstow, c. 1945. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Kirton-in-Lindsey

Decoy Airfield(s):

Cadney / Thornton-le-Moor

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