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Raf Folkingham

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Visited with Dubchester & Dr. Howser

RAF Folkingham is a former World War II Royal Air Force flying station in Lincolnshire, England. The airfield is located south west of Folkingham and due east of Lenton village, approximately 29 miles (47 km) due south of county town Lincoln and 112 miles (180 km) north of London

Opened in 1940, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force. During the war it was used primarily as a troop carrier airfield for airborne units and as a subsidiary training depot of the newly formed Royal Air Force Regiment. After the war it was placed on care and maintenance during 1947 when the RAF Regiment relocated to RAF Catterick.

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the RAF Bomber Command used Folkingham as a PGM-17 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) base.

Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields, with the main north-south runway acting as hardstanding for hundreds of scrapped vehicles.

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The night shots Cheers for looking Oldsk@@l.....

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Some really interesting vehicles in that place, and your night shots are ace :thumbsup:

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pic 22 is one of the best photos i have seen in a long time FULL STOP!

Must get myself over here at some point to try out some night shots.

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