RAF Kelstern

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RAF Kelstern
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Kelstern, Lincolnshire
Built 1917
In use 1917-1919
Elevation AMSL 420 ft / 128 m
Coordinates 53°24′36″N 000°06′54″W / 53.41000°N 0.11500°W / 53.41000; -0.11500Coordinates: 53°24′36″N 000°06′54″W / 53.41000°N 0.11500°W / 53.41000; -0.11500
RAF Kelstern is located in Lincolnshire
RAF Kelstern
RAF Kelstern
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Royal Air Force Station Kelstern or RAF Kelstern is a former Royal Air Force station located 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south east of Binbrook, Lincolnshire and 4.9 miles (7.9 km) north west of Louth, Lincolnshire, England.

Station history

The airfield first opened in 1917 as a night landing ground before closing in 1919.[1]

RAF Kelstern re-opened in 1943 and the following squadrons used the airfield.

See also



  1. ^ "Bomber Command - Kelstern". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "RAF Kelstern". Raf-Lincolnshire.info. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 65.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 101.


  • Jefford, C.G, MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
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