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Report - RAF Kirton in Lindsey. March 2014

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by tomtrow90, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. tomtrow90

    tomtrow90 28DL Full Member
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    I am new to this and this is my first report. Please excuse the lay out as not used to it.

    As far as I gather from reading a couple of forums and an online encyclopedia. This site operated from around 1916 until 2012. The site belonged to the RAF for 50 years and was home to many different squadrons including the 91st and 94th American Fighter Squadrons. And of course was the habitat of the Supermarine Spitfire. Kirton in Lindsey hasn't always belonged to the RAF. In 1966 the grounds were occupied by the Royal Artillery and was renamed Rapier Barracks. Not until 2004 was the site handed back to the RAF. In 2012 the site was broken down and closed.

    "Dieseling The Barford"

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    Walking around, me and my comrades couldn't help but use phrases like "Oscar Mike!" and "Code Red". And the occasional reference to Full Metal Jacket and "Private Piles"

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    Inside the hangers are a lots of storage containers with itemized labeling. And some interesting and very clean looking bits of equipment. As well as some older ones.
    some of the services and rooms reminded me of my High School.

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    I only wish we had more time to explore this site

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    It is defiantly safe to say I would like to return. It holds a good talking point between me and an elderly relative of mine who trained and qualified as a Spitfire pilot during the 2nd world war.

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    I always like a good sunset at the end of a days explore :)

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    Thanks for looking :)
     
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  2. AuntieKnickers

    AuntieKnickers inquisitive historian
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    Welcome to the forum :thumb

    Good start, get rid of the {\IMG] tag on the first photo and your there.
     
  3. tomtrow90

    tomtrow90 28DL Full Member
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    Thanks much appreciated. I like the page its a cool forum. Wish I joined sooner. :thumb
     
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