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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Aceyone » Mon May 13, 2013 8:34 pm

Excellent :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:11 pm

I really mean it when I say thank you for looking :)
I'm about a quarter of the way through writing a blog post :)) it's harder than it looks :(( :))


Not sure where to go from here now :)) I've done the airfields that I wanted to do (as well as a couple of unexpected ones). There are still a couple that I can add to like Coleby Grange and Fiskerton, but I think I'm pretty much finished for the time being. But any opportunity to add to the albums I'll take ;) I just haven't got anything planned.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Gaz » Tue May 14, 2013 6:54 am

*Cough*thengetstartedoncambridgeshire*cough*


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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mayfly » Tue May 14, 2013 7:46 am

Perhaps it's time to have a rest and re-charge the batteries. Personally I think it would be a shame not complete all Lincolnshire airfields but of course it's your choice and you have plenty of time to do so. I can't remember how many there were was it 145? I know there was 38 at the end of WWI.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby 10680 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:35 am

You'll have to do guided walks Helen. ;)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun May 19, 2013 5:39 pm

http://raflincolnshire.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... state.html


I lost my train of thought half way through so I apologise if it gets confusing.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mayfly » Sun May 19, 2013 6:19 pm

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Excellent Helen - I'm sure there must be Lincolnshire aviation sites that will link to you.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mackrick » Sun May 19, 2013 7:21 pm

Helen, lovely blog post thanks so much for taking the time to put it together :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ray C » Sun May 19, 2013 7:54 pm

Very well put together Helen, I'm sure the rest will follow.... when you have time,
above all don't put yourself under pressure...it's a hobby after all. ;)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby RLN » Sun May 19, 2013 9:04 pm

Bloody marvellous. Well done. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun May 19, 2013 9:35 pm

Thank you very much :) I mean that!
It's hard for me to write long pieces because my brain gets muddled :)) :D but I've always loved writing stuff :)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Tonka 71 » Sun May 19, 2013 10:02 pm

I like that it makes for very interesting reading, most people don't realise what histroy they have n their doorstep.
We have the ex Hawker factory on squires gate lane next to the airport in Blackpool which produced, wellingtons during the war and Hunters post war. :)

Keep up the good work. :) :)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:17 pm

http://raflincolnshire.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... story.html

New blog.

I had planned on going there tonight (only to the end of the runway though, I'm hoping to visit it properly later in the year ;) :D ).
But due to feeling a bit poorly I haven't made up my mind yet if we're going or not :)) (better get a move on ;) =)) ).
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mackrick » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Nice post Helen :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ipso » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:33 pm

Mackrick wrote:Nice post Helen :ymapplause:

Ditto the above.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Aceyone » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:07 pm

Good stuff :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:30 pm

After a couple of months off I had a nice walk around Wickenby this afternoon.

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Mostly taken, on this map.....
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...the huts are just under where it says "12 Squadron Dispersals".

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I was quite surprised how open the back of the airfield was, I probably shouldn't say so, but there was just a mound of earth, I'm sure there is CCTV though. And even though it was a public footpath (signposted) I felt like I wasn't supposed to be there.

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Wingless hunter.

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Taken by holding the camera over my head,I didn't climb on the mound.

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W/E runway, taken from the western end.
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Hangar, the one to the right of the bomb stores on the site map.
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Bomb Stores, far left on the site map.
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Pretty sure that is all that's left of the buildings.

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Looking over where the main stores would have been.

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The masive piles of rubble with the hangar in the back ground.

I've also added quite a few new ones to the Hibaldstow album.
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I still haven't had a look at most of Fiskerton, I was going to have a look a couple of weeks ago after East Kirkby, but I had a fall in Bardney's bomb stores and didn't feel like it :)) Wish someone had caught it on camera though, it was quite spectacular :))

Anyway, feel free to browse the other albums, I've added to quite a few of them since my last update, I just can't remember off the top of my head which ones, Waddington has some new ones thanks to the air show and I found the memorial at Sutton Bridge.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Aceyone » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:08 am

Always good to read these posts,thanks H !
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Avro683 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:57 pm

What a neat place and good to see some buildings still remain!
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ray C » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:13 pm

Do we know the Hunter story....? Can I also see a meteor intact out side...?
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:11 pm

From the brief bit of research I did last week when I got home, it seems to be the one that was at Metheringham visitors centre, but I've no idea how it came to be at Wickenby.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:36 pm

I think the Guy that had it at Metheringham sold it but it was left at Metheringham for quite a while before the new owner got round to moving it.

I think the wings are off it and is supposed to be going up a pole [the stick type!!!] :p
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby MOD » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:24 pm

Thanks for these reports Helen.


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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:09 pm

Tiny bit of news, we drove over Metheringham the other day and I noticed they have started work building the Nissen hut that will become the B&B/hotel thingy. I haven't got any photos, I'll try next time I'm in the area :D

Also I mentioned in an earlier post (although I can't find it now :)) ) about the opening of the 'Path of Friendship' at the Church in Faldingworth.

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And a rubbish pic of the main gates to the old airfield as we passed by :))
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Mayfly » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:41 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Tiny bit of news, we drove over Metheringham the other day and I noticed they have started work building the Nissen hut that will become the B&B/hotel thingy. I haven't got any photos, I'll try next time I'm in the area :D



I went round in August and took some photos as Tim has written an article for the Friends of Metheringham Newsletter that will be published in December about his plans for the Tower and how he got where he is today.

Most of what he's done this summer has been obscured by the corn growing in the field, the last time I was there is was about 6' high.
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