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Also known as: Buckminster Aerodrome / RAF Buckminster / RFC Buckminster
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - October 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory FE2b fighters of No 38 Squadron had Buckminster available to them as a Home Defence Flight Station during World War One until the unit moved to France in May 1918. A nucleus left behind enabled No 90 Squadron to form the following August at Buckminster, and its Avro 504K fighters remained in service after the end of fighting. One building here survived until very recently when it collapsed as the result of a storm.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Buckminster Parish Council - name only
  • Colsterworth and District Parish Council
  • Skillington Parish Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Skillington Life

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 38 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn
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Motor Transport Sheds at Buckminster, 8 October 2011. © Richard Flagg


Plan of Buckminster. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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