RAF Kirmington [entry point]


RAF Kirmington [entry point]


RAF Kirmington was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 6 miles (10 kms) north-east of Brigg.

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It opened with three concrete runways in March 1942 and was first used as a pilot training station. It became part of 1 Group in October 1942 with the arrival of 150 Squadron equipped with Wellingtons. 142 Squadron Wellingtons arrived in December 1942 and the two squadrons were merged in January 1943 to form 166 Squadron which converted to Lancasters in September 1943. 153 Squadron formed at the station with Lancasters in October 1944 but then moved out. RAF Kirmington closed in 1946 and is now Humberside International Airport.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
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“RAF Kirmington [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5686.

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