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  • united kingdom Hemswell

    Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

    United Kingdom





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    10.2122 Faldingworth, England
    18.3122EGNW Wickenby, England
    19.3166 Lincoln Hospital, England
    22.9023 Elsham, England
    24.5038EGNJ Humberside / Kirmington, England
    25.3313EGCF Sandtoft, England



    1918 to 1974

    53° 24' 8'' N - 0° 34' 53'' 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 ExhibitRAF Sycamore 4 XG506



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