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

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An aerial photo from 1948


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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:



And located here:

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

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