Location and Layout.
RAF Fiskerton HOME PAGE

About this site.

Location and Layout.

Timeline and the airfield today

Squadrons at Fiskerton,1943 to 45.

The Avro Lancaster

Bomber Command Form 10/ Lancaster Pilots Notes

A Typical Raid.

Images Page1, Main airfield.

Images Page 2, Main Airfield.

Images page 3, Main airfield.

Image Page Dispersed sites,

Wartime Images, page 1

Wartime images, page 2

Wartime Images,page 3.

Wartime Images page 4

Misc. images.Page 1.

Misc images, Page 2

Misc Images Page 3

576 Sqn Lancaster PD 309 recovery

150 Squadron R.A.F.

GROUP CAPTAIN TERENCE JOHN ARBUTHNOT

576 Sqn Wing/Cmdr Basil Arthur Templeman-Rooke

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Leslie Brown

576 Sqn. Flt/Sgt Eddie Wise

49 sqn Flt/Lt Charles Dunnet

49 Sqn Fred Cooper.

576 Sqn F/O William Carland Johnston

49 Sqn Flt/Lt Victor Medway Arnold

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Charles Roach

 49 Sqn Sgt. E.B.(Ted) Cachart.

49 Sqn Sgt Douglas D.R. Dalaway

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Bertram W. Roberts

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Johnny Musgrave

576 Sqn Flying Officer Edward L Saslove

49 Sqn Pilot Officer Edgar R. G. Haines D.F.M.

576 Sqn Flt/Lt Herbert Benson

576 Sqn Flying Officer Frank Wilson

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Dennis Ovenden

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Danny Ranchuk

576 Sqn Flt/Sgt Ken Tamkin.

49 Sqn Flying Officer Alexander V Bone

576 Sqn Sgt Stanley Lloyd

576 Sqn Warrant Officer Frederick Taylor, DFM

576 Sqn Warrant Officer Reg Croot

49 Sqn. S/L J.E Raw-Rees D.F.C.

576 Sqn Sgt Alfred Thorpe Turton

 576 Sqn Warrant Officer Eugene Patrick (Jimmy) Collins

576 Sqn. F/O R Bastick & Crew

576 Sqn. Sgt. George Lynn.

576 Sqn Airman Ron Kent

576 Sqn. Sgt. D.Girling.

576 Sqn F/O A.J.L Ridge

576 Sqn F/O Archibald de Largy Greig

Contact & links to similar sites, page 1

 Links to similar sites, page 2.

MEMORIAL PAGE


The Lancaster image below shows PA474 from the Battle of Britain memorial Flight in 44 Squadron livery flying over Fiskerton sometime in the late 1960's to early 1970's.

This image is a Crown Copyright Image.

Location of Airfield

Fiskerton airfield is located 4.5 miles east of Lincoln and is situated approximately half-way between the villages of Reepham and Fiskerton.Map ref: Ordnance Survey Sheet 121, ref 050 730. These coordinates are to the approximate centre of the airfield. To find the airfield, follow the road  towards Fiskerton from Reepham, continue down this road for about a mile until you reach the airfield monument on the left by the roadside. The main site is either side of the road at this point.

For the dispersed sites, continue into Fiskerton, go straight on towards Bardney and a small public access road is on the left on the very outskirts of the village.

SELECT THIS LINK: http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=53.2435&lon=-0.413&scale=25000&icon=x

Plan of Airfield.

This view is a general overview of Fiskerton airfield which is part of two detailed plans of the airfield,(G160 & 161,) which were produced in 1944 and show all the features and buildings which were present at the time one covering the main site and the other the dispersed sites. All the buildings are numbered and the plans have indexes. These were purchased from Redlion Posters,price £3.00 each. Their telephone number is: 01332 200600.

CLICK ON VIEW TO ENLARGE.

Layout of Airfield.

Built to a standard class 'A' design, 'A' being the pattern of three disecting runways the main airfield is designated Site 1. The runways at Fiskerton were numbered as follows: main 08-26 and subsiduaries 05-23 and 13-31. These figures represent the first two figures of the magnetic compass heading in degrees needed to fly in order to land the runway chosen. E.G to land on the main runway 05-23 you would need to fly on a heading of either 050 degrees or 230 degrees,(050 + 180 = 230 opposite.) These runways were connected by the perimeter track which was used to  taxi the aircraft around the airfield and thirty-five dispersal points or hardstandings were spaced around the peri-track and used for parking aircraft.Unless it was major work requiring a hanger, work on the aircraft was performed at the dispersals. From these dispersals, crews would start their Lancasters and taxi out for take-off. Site 1 also included the Technical site which was located on the south-eastern edge of the peri-track and the control tower complex which was opposite . Three hangers were used for repairs, two between the south-eastern pert-track and the Technical site and the third on the opposite side of the airfield on the north peri-track. The main enterence for site 1 was from a small access road which is located at the eastern end of Fiskerton village on the Bardney road. The ops block was situated opposite the main gate.

This road, was also used for access to these dispersed sites: sites 4 communal, sites  5 to 8 quarters and site 9 sick quarteers.The WAAF's quarters was located in Fiskerton village opposite the church and sites 10 and 11 quarters were located outside the village on the Bardney road. The two remaining sites were: site 13 sewage,located between the Bardney road and the River Witham and site 2 Bomb Stores was located north of site 1.

Accommodation was for a maximum of 2,300 persons.

The outline of most of site 1(main airfield) can be identified on Ordnance Survey sht 121. The dispersed sites to the west of site1 appear on the map as small copices and an excellent ariel view of all the sites is possible using multimap.com.