A wartime building on the airfield
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||39 ft / 12 m|
Royal Air Force Bardney or RAF Bardney is a former Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north of Bardney, Lincolnshire, England and 10.2 miles (16.4 km) east of the County town of Lincoln. It was built as a satellite to RAF Waddington in 1943 and the airfield closed in 1963.
Second World War
- Opened on 13 April 1943 as home to No. 9 Squadron RAF.
- October 1944, No. 227 Squadron formed at Bardney before moving to RAF Balderton.
- November 1944, No. 189 Squadron formed at Bardney.
- 7 July 1945, No. 9 Squadron departs and the airfield is closed.
- 1945 onwards, site is used by the British Army for vehicle storage.
- From 1959 to 1963, No. 106 Squadron operates as a Thor missile unit here.
At some point the Bomber Command Film Flight Unit was posted here.
The control tower is being restored by the Bardney Model Flyers, a remote control aircraft club. The former RAF station's hangars have been turned into warehouses.
- Halpenny, B.B. Action Stations: Wartime Military Airfields of Lincolnshire and the East Midlands v. 2. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1984. ISBN 978-0850594843.
- Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
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