Two Royal Air Force police raising the ensign


Station Name: RAF Kirton in Lindsey

Location: Gainsborough Lincolnshire

Postcode: DN21 4HY

Station overview

Originally opened in 1916, and a 12 Gp Sector airfield in Fighter Command through the Battle of Britain, the station spent 40 years as ‘Rapier Barracks’ under Army control before returning to RAF ownership in 2004. It is home to No.1 Air Control Centre (1ACC); the Unit having relocated from RAF Boulmer in 2004-05. Kirton also provides accommodation and messing for personnel based at, and is administered by, RAF Scampton.

RAF Kirton in Lindsey Station Crest

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