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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 I, but it was during World War II that it came to prominence as the home of 103 and 576 Squadrons of RAF Bomber Command.

Few traces remain of what was one of thefirst and most important World War II RAF stations in North Lincolnshire. It was also headquarters of No. 13 Base, comprising the Squadrons based there and at nearby Kirmington and North Killingholme.

Those who had been stationed at Elsham Wolds held numerous dinners and informal "get-togethers" in post-war years. However, it was only in 1979 that The RAF Elsham Wolds Association was formally established by veterans who flew from or served at the old airfield. It has now existed in various incarnations ever since and marked its 40th Anniversary in 2019.

The Association aims to keep alive the history and memory of those who served over 70 years ago. A key aspect of this is maintaining a Memorial and garden, dedicated to those who never returned from operations. These are located outside a small museum in our Memorial Room, containing numerous artefacts relating to the airfield, it's history and personnel.

The Museum and garden area are on a secure site forming the Water Treatment Plant and loaned by Anglian Water. Any visit must be made by prior arrangement only. Details can be found by 'clicking' the tab, above.

NB: The Memorial Room and Garden are currently closed.

Further details about the airfield and its Squadrons are on our History Pages.

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