RAF East Kirkby [concept]


RAF East Kirkby [concept]


RAF East Kirkby was in Lincolnshire, seven miles south-east from Horncastle. Construction began in 1942 and it opened in August 1943 when 57 Squadron moved in. 630 Squadron was formed at the station and both squadrons operated Lancasters from there 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’.
It was home to: 57 Squadrons and 630 Squadron.
Aircraft flown included: Lancaster.
Wartime losses: 833


IBCC Digital Archive


Nigel Moore


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