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Sturgate (Upton)

Major
Also known as: RAF Sturgate
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 March 1944
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAF

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

  • Heapham Parish Meeting
  • Upton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircrew School

  • No 1 Gp Aircrew School

  • No 1 LFS

  • No 50 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • 508th Strategic Fighter Wing

  • No 1520 BAT Flight

  • Eastern Air Executive

  • Lincoln Aero Club

  • Trent Valley GC

001Control Tower : Watch Office for all Commands - 27 May 2008.png

Control tower at Sturgate, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

002Fire Station (USAF) - 27 May 2008.png

Fire Station (USAF) at Sturgate, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

003Piper PA-24-250 Comanche (N218SA) - 27 May 2008.png

A Piper PA-24-250 Comanche at Sturgate, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

004Looking north from the runway 02 threshold - 27 May 2008.png

Looking north from the runway 02 threshold, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

005Looking south east from the runway 14 threshold - 27 May 2008.png

Looking south east from the runway 14 threshold, 27 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

006Aerial Views of Sturgate Airfield - 12 February 2011.png

Aerial view of Sturgate, 12 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Sturgate, 12 February 2011. © Richard Flagg

008FIDO Installation Rail - 25 August 2011.png

A FIDO Installation Rail at Sturgate, 25 August 2011. © Richard Flagg

009Precision Approach Path Indicator Lights - 25 August 2011.png

Precision Approach Path Indicator Lights at Sturgate, 25 August 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Remains of a building at Sturgate, 25 August 2011. © Richard Flagg

011Night Flying Equipment Store - 25 August 2011.png

Night flying equipment store at Sturgate, 25 August 2011. © Richard Flagg

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Looking east from the runway 08 threshold, 25 August 2011. © Richard Flagg

013Taxiway at the west of the airfield. Looking south from the runway 08 threshold - 25 August 2011.png

Taxiway at the west of the airfield, looking south from the runway 08 threshold, 25 August 2011. © Richard Flagg

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Hemswell

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Lindholme

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