RAFAT Taxiing RAF Scampton

Heritage Centre

The Pre-War Years


RAF Scampton, was one of the few airfields which started life during World War One. With war clouds gathering it was re-activated in 1936.

World War 2

Lancaster Low Level

Scampton became the home of 617 Squadron in 1943, who were known as Squadron X when they were formed. We now know of them as the Dambusters.

The Cold War

Restored Vulcan

Scampton is also famous as being the home of the Avro Vulcan bomber during the Cold War period of the 1950s and 60s. Armed with the Blue Steel nuclear deterrent the Vulcan was a formidable weapon.

Present Day Scampton


Nowadays you will probably think of the Red Arrows when you think of Scampton, as the RAF Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) are currently based here. However there is a little more to Scampton than the Reds.

Photo Gallery


Our Gallery contains some recent photgraphs of RAF Scampton which may be of some interest.

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