RAF East Kirkby [entry point]

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RAF East Kirkby [entry point]

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RAF East Kirkby was a Bomber Command station located in Lincolnshire, 7 miles (11 kms) south-east from Horncastle.

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It opened as part of 5 Group in August 1943 when 57 Squadron moved in. Three months later 630 Squadron was formed at the station and both squadrons operated Lancasters from RAF East Kirkby until the end of the war. The station was sold in 1964 and is now occupied by the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, a memorial to Bomber Command, complete with Lancaster NX611, ‘Just Jane’.

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“RAF East Kirkby [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6412.

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