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TOPIC: Kirton-in-Lindsey

Kirton-in-Lindsey 01 Feb 2017 22:15 #131

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The actual sector operations room (SOR) is on the technical site and is a Listed building, but I have no idea where the auxiliary operations room (AOR) or emergency operations room (EOR) are located. The answers will probably be in the ORB

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 14 Mar 2017 09:06 #132

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Telephone: Kirton-in-Lindsey 341 (1952)

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You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

Kirton-in-Lindsey 19 Oct 2017 13:19 #133

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An aerial photo from 1948


Supplied Caption
Aerial photograph of Kirton in Lindsey airfield looking west, the technical site with three C-Type hangars is on the right, 27 July 1948.
Photograph taken by No. 540 Squadron, sortie number RAF/540/63.
English Heritage (RAF Photography).
Licenced for non commercial sharing by IWM under CC-BY-NC

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 19 Oct 2017 16:12 #134

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Two building on the station are Grade II Listed by Heritage England

"Control Tower at the former RAF Kirton in Lindsey"

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"Sector Operations Building and blast walls at the former RAF Kirton in Lindsey"

see this link for the full details which includes the reasons for the designation, some historical summaries about the station, location maps etc

historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/...rchResultsPerPage=20

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 20 Oct 2017 10:01 #135

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Kirton, uniquely(?) among Expansion Stations did not have a bomb store since it was intended for and always supported fighter type aircraft.

To support WW2 operations a group of four Danger Buildings to AM Drawing 3184/40 (three large with double W chevron walls on both side elevations and one smaller with one and a half W chevron walls covering both elevations) was built in 1940 - or a little later -for the storage of SAA and, probably, AA ammunition.

All demolished

As seen on a 1972 OS map 2500 scale courtesy of Old Maps website:



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wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?lat=5...grat=None&rgrat=None

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 03 Dec 2017 22:05 #136

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PETERTHEEATER wrote: Kirton, uniquely(?) among Expansion Stations did not have a bomb store since it was intended for and always supported fighter type aircraft.

To support WW2 operations a group of four Danger Buildings to AM Drawing 3184/40 (three large with double W chevron walls on both side elevations and one smaller with one and a half W chevron walls covering both elevations) was built in 1940 - or a little later -for the storage of SAA and, probably, AA ammunition.

All demolished

As seen on a 1972 OS map 2500 scale courtesy of Old Maps website:



And located here:

wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?lat=5...grat=None&rgrat=None


A quick visit to the compound that had the mast in it today, the fence around the outside is mostly there and some concrete bases ffor temporay buildings perhaps, but so too were two stumps from the mast

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 04 Dec 2017 08:40 #137

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The mast was a post-war addition probably circa 1950 but obviously became redundant and was demolished for scrap.

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 04 Dec 2017 14:18 #138

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When I drove by the front gates yesterday which were closed and locked, I saw these banner signs on the fence and gate


Makes you wonder how badly trashed the place is likely to be in the short term before any proper development plans get approved

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 12 Feb 2018 17:18 #139

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Kirton-in-Lindsey 12 Feb 2018 21:43 #140

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PETERTHEEATER wrote: To support WW2 operations a group of four Danger Buildings to AM Drawing 3184/40 (three large with double W chevron walls on both side elevations and one smaller with one and a half W chevron walls covering both elevations) was built in 1940 - or a little later -for the storage of SAA and, probably, AA ammunition.

SD722 (1955) states that the capacity of the four brick buildings was:
400 lbs Pyrotechnics
10 tons SAA
400 lbs detonators
Wonder what the latter was for? (though 1955 could be different requirements from WWII)

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Plan A is always more effective when the problem you are working on understands that Plan B will involve the use of dynamite :twisted:.
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