united kingdom Hemswell

Gainsborough, England
United Kingdom





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10.2122 Faldingworth, England
18.3122EGNW Wickenby, England
22.9 23 Elsham, England
24.5 38EGNJ Humberside / Kirmington, England
25.3313EGCF Sandtoft, England
25.7 78EGXB Binbrook, England



1918 to 1974

53 24 8 secs N - 0 34 53 secs W
Hemswell
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Elevation: 200 feet




History of this Location


Runways were established here in 1918, although the main development was in the run up to WWII when RAF Hemswell became part of RAF 5 Group (Bomber Command). The RAF left the site in 1974, although flying operations had ceased around 1956.

The Bomber County Aviation Museum moved its collection here in early 1989 from its previous site near Cleethorpes. The museum was eventually closed in Spring 2005 and the collection dispersed, although approx half of the airframes went to Doncaster.

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List of aircraft and events at Hemswell

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1989 ExhibitRoyal Air ForceSycamore 4XG506



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