Did you know?"
Plans were put in place on several occasions to demolish the three storey naval control tower here prior to this building becoming a private residence and bed and breakfast guest house. One demolition team intended to make a second visit with explosives but fortunately never returned."
|Also known as:||Hinstock Aerodrome / HMS Godwit / No 21 SLG / Ollerton Business Park / Ollerton Satellite Landing Ground / RAF Ollerton / RNAS Hinstock|
|Current Status:||Farmland (main position) / Housing / Industry (main position) / Leisure activity / Public road|
|Date:||17 October 1941 (closed to flying) - 28 February 1947|
|Used By:||RAF / FAA (main user)|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved, later metal|
|Aircraft Roles:||Aircraft preparation/storage / Naval aviation (main role)|
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):
- Hinstock Parish Council
- Retro Aviation
- Scream Wholesale
Main unit(s) present:
No 27 MU
No 29 MU
No 37 MU
No 702 Sqn
No 729 Sqn
No 734 Sqn
No 758 Sqn
No 780 Sqn
No 798 Sqn
Various photographs of Hinstock during the 1980s. Courtesy of 1tothirtysix/Roland Griffith
Plan of Hinstock, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.