Research & Social

This was a single page but is now several. This first one covers Elsham Wolds related material, plus Social Media.

Go to People & Places or Records & Archives for more generic sources, which may require seaching to find specific information.

Please see statement below on External Content


ELSHAM WOLDS

David Fell has established a most informative source about aviation history in North Lincolnshire, particularly Elsham Wolds. Decades of reasearch relating to the airfield and its two Squadrons have resulted in several personal websites - all accessable via 'northlincsweb'. They may not answer every question about the airfield or cover all who served, but do include details of hundreds of aircrew.

The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is a charity acknowledging the contribution of airfields to history by erecting memorials at disused airfields, as a permanent reminder for future generations. Their Elsham Wolds web-page includes useful information, with maps plus photos and video of the 2018 Marker Unveiling. It also links to a page about the World War I Landing Field.

Richard Flagg's UK Airfields website has some wonderful photos of the airfield site. These include the (remaining) 'J-Type' Hangar, the Memorial Plaque at All Saints Church, Elsham village, in addition to our own Memorial Room and Garden.
[Other similar photographic records of airfield sites across the UK and overseas can also be easily found from this page.]

Associated History
Anyone with an interest in 576 Squadron, particularly the latter period (after leaving Elsham Wolds), should visit the current RAF Fiskerton Airfield website or it's earlier incarnation at www.fiskertonairfield.org.uk.

As mentioned on the Home Page, other Squadrons in the area (at nearby Kirmington and North Killingholm) were part of No. 13 Base, which had its headquarters at Elsham. Information on them can be found dedicated websites documenting the deeds and history of 166 Squadron and 550 Squadron, which still has an active Association, helping keep memories alive.


SOCIAL MEDIA

Associated Facebook Groups are useful for finding or sharing information related to the airfield or its Squadrons. Generally, the Groups are 'closed' with membership limited to those with a connection, but are invaluable for 'connecting' with kindred interests. (The Links below should be self-explanatory.)

103 Sqn and 576 Sqn RAF Elsham Wolds connects the many interested in the airfield or either Squadron.

576 Squadron is one of the largest single Squadron presences online and highly recommended for 576 specific research.
The Group are progressively developing a comprehensive website, to which data is continually being added.

Remembering 166 Squadron - Kirmington (established later than the two above) is becoming an ever improving source of information as membership increases.

More general Groups relating to Bomber Command or wider history include RAF Bomber Command Crews and Aircraft Pictures and a more generic Family Research Group, covering all three Services (including the RAF).

There is even a Facebook page devoted to the Lancaster bomber for those passionate about the 'Most Beautiful Aircraft in History'.


More Related Links in:-   People & Places   and   Records & Archives





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