RAF ELSHAM WOLDS ASSOCIATION

103 and 576 Squadrons + No.13 Base

NEW & REVISED WEBSITE - DELAYED (Due to Development Issues)

It is hoped that this will be launched during 2020, with an exclusive Members Only area giving access to some archive Newsletters and other resources


40th Anniversary Year

***REMINDER: 2020 Reunion will be on Saturday/ Sunday 29 & 30 August (Booking Forms in Spring Newsletter)***


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Members should have received Newsletter 59 by now - If not, please Contact The Editor


Last Update: 15 January 2020

[Home Page- Amended to reflect 40th Anniversary; Association- Office Bearers/ e-mails changed; News- Added & edited; History- Airfield edited]

 

Welcome to the RAF Elsham Wolds Association Homepage

 

Royal Air Force Elsham Wolds was situated on the Lincolnshire Wolds north of Barnetby-le-Wold in North Lincolnshire.  An airfield was first established at the location during World War 1 when the site was part of the Fighter Defence Chain and home to C Flight of 33 Squadron.

 

During World War 2 it was the home of 103 and 576 Squadrons of RAF Bomber Command, although 100 Squadron also operated from Elsham Wolds for a short time at the end of the war.  In 1946, No 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit of Transport Command took over the base for a year.

 

The airfield was then closed in 1947 and reverted to agricultural use.  In later years part of the site has been put to light industrial and warehouse use.  There is now also a large water treatment works on one corner of the site.

 

Although numerous dinners and informal "get-togethers" had been held in post-war years, it was only in 1979 that

The RAF Elsham Wolds Association was formally eastablished by veterans who flew from or served at Elsham Wolds.

It has now existed in various incarnations ever since, with 2019 marking the Association's 40th Anniversary.

 

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No item may be used for commercial gain without the express permission of the Newsletter Editor and Webmaster, Keith Macrae.

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