RAF Scampton [concept]


RAF Scampton [concept]


RAF Scampton is in Lincolnshire six miles north of Lincoln. It opened in 1916 but closed after the end of the First World War. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1936 and was home to several squadrons flying Hampdens, Manchesters and Lancasters part of both 1 Group and 5 Group Bomber Command. The runways were upgraded between August 1943 and October 1944. The station is still in use today, but is scheduled to close in 2022.
It was home to: 49 Squadron, 57 Squadron, 83 Squadron, 153 Squadron, 617 Squadron and 625 Squadron.
Aircraft flown included: Hampden, Manchester, Lancaster
Wartime losses: 1070


IBCC Digital Archive


Hugh Donnelly
Nigel Moore


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