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CELEBRATING 80 YEARS of ELSHAM WOLDS


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Introduction
The Association exists to keep alive the history and memory of those who served at Royal Air Force Elsham Wolds, around 75 years ago. Membership is for veterans and their descendants or anyone with an interest in this particular piece of fascinating history.

Background
Elsham Wolds was the site of an airfield on the Lincolnshire Wolds, north of Barnetby-le-Wold in North Lincolnshire. A landing ground was first established there during World War I, but it was in 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 the first and most important World War II RAF stations in the area. It was also headquarters of No. 13 Base, comprising the Squadrons based there and at nearby Kirmington and North Killingholme.

About Us
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. The Association has now existed in various incarnations ever since and marked its 40th Anniversary in 2019.

One of the more important things we do is maintain a Memorial and garden, dedicated to those who never returned from operations. These are located outside a small museum housed in our Memorial Room, containing numerous artefacts relating to the airfield, it's history and personnel.

The Museum and garden area are in a secure site forming a 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.



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

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