Lincoln RAF Scampton

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Photograph Taken On Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Royal Air Force Scampton or RAF Scampton (IATA: SQZ, ICAO: EGXP) is a Royal Air Force station located adjacent to the A15 road near to the village of Scampton, Lincolnshire, and 6 miles (9.7 km) north west of the city, Lincoln, England. Wing commander J.T.S. Parker became Station Commander in August 2018. In July 2018, the MoD announced that Scampton would close by 2022 and be sold, with all units relocated elsewhere. The topography of the station in relation to the road has been incorporated into the station badge, in which the Longbow represents Ermine Street (the A15 road) bent to accommodate the lengthened runway, and the arrow representing the runway itself.The site is owned by the Ministry of Defence and managed by the RAF. RAF Scampton stands on the site of a First World War Royal Flying Corps landing field, which had been called Brattleby. The station was closed and returned to agriculture following the First World War, and reactivated in the 1930s. It has provided an airfield for fighters in the First World War, bombers during the Second World War and V-force Avro Vulcans during the Cold War. Since the temporary closure of RAF Scampton in 1996, and subsequent reactivation, the base has provided a home for the RAF Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) the Red Arrows, and to private companies, temporarily, such as Hawker Hunter Aviation, for the maintenance and storage of aircraft.[ The station was due to close in 2014 but in June 2012 the Ministry of Defence confirmed the Red Arrows would remain there until at least 2022.View image on Flickr

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