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Metheringham

Major
Also known as: Martin / RAF Metheringham
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland / Museum / Public roads
Date: October 1943 - 1951 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Norman Jackson VC
Aircraft Roles: Bomber
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Blankney Parish Council
  • Friends of Metheringham Airfield
  • Jomac Engineering Ltd
  • Martin Parish Council
  • Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre
  • Metheringham Area Community Leisure Association
  • Metheringham, Sots Hole and Tanvats Parish Council



                   

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 93 MU
  • No 106 Sqn
  • No 189 Sqn
  • No 467 Sqn
  • No 552 (Bomber) Wing
  • No 1690 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight
  • No 2763 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2832 Sqn RAF Regiment 
  • Metheringham Microlight Group
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An Avro Lancaster at Metheringham during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Banks

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An Avro Lancaster at Metheringham during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Banks

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Personnel at Metheringham during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Banks

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A log book from Metheringham during the Second World War, including flights by Wing Commander Guy Gibson. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Banks

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The control tower at Metheringham, 27 November 2007. © Richard Flagg

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Looking north east from the runway 07 threshold, 27 November 2007. © Richard Flagg

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Blast Shelter at Metheringham, 27 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Gymnasium at Metheringham, 27 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Looking north west from the runway 31 threshold, 27 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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Air Ministry Bombing Teacher Building at Metheringham, 27 July 2008. © Richard Flagg

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FIDO rails on the runway 07:25 intersection, 10 April 2011. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Metheringham, 10 April 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Looking north east from the runway 02:20 intersection, 10 April 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Grocery and local produce store at Metheringham, 16 February 2014. © Richard Flagg

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The control tower at Metheringham, 29 April 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Metheringham, 29 April 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Metheringham, 29 April 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Metheringham, 29 April 2017. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Metheringham, 29 April 2017. © Richard Flagg

A description of FIDO with footage of Metheringham. Courtesy of British Pathé

Aerial footage of Metheringham, 30 April 2016. Courtesy of MandGRVideo

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Coningsby

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