RAF Wickenby Memorial Museum, Lincoln

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Royal Air Force Station Wickenby or RAF Wickenby was a purpose built Royal Air Force station constructed late 1942 and early 1943. It lies halfway between Wickenby and Holton cum Beckering, to the south-east of Wickenby close to the B1399 in West Lindsey, 8NM north-east of Lincoln, England.ConstructionIt had two T2 type hangars and one B1 type. The B1 and one of the T2 hangars can still be seen on the airfield site. The T2 near the threshold of runway 21 was recently acquired by the airfield owners and after many years of industrial use is now, once more, an aircraft hangar.The airfield covered about 600acre, and had the usual three runway configuration with perimeter track, hard standings, a brick watchtower and numerous brick and metal buildings for the aircrews and ground staff. A number of the buildings were to the east (Communal Site, Living Quarters, WAAF Quarters) and stretched to and beyond the Lissington road - a road travelled many an evening by the airmen and women who visited their favourite watering hole, the White Hart at Lissington. The Sick Quarters were to the south of the airfield together with a Communal Site and Living Quarters.
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  • Visited the museum as I had found a connection in Lincoln cathedral. Nice museum in the original control tower. Nice little cafe for a cuppa. Out of the way but peaceful, apart from the odd light airc...  more »
  • On a lovely summer day visit this little museum in the control tower. The museum has no big exhibits but conveys the personal aspect of life as a bomber pilot. There are letters and exhibits that tell...  more »
  • Being in the control tower, overlooking the runway, you can almost hear the bombers taking off. Everything is real and kept just as it was during the war  more »

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