Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage

The Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage project celebrates the wartime heritage of North and North East Lincolnshire’s eight World War Two airfields, from RAF Sandtoft in the west to RAF Grimsby in the east.

Now when you visit the airfields you can find out about their heritage from newly installed interpretation panels, as well as from the remaining buildings which have stood the test of time. Some of the airfields, like RAF Grimsby, RAF Elsham Wolds and RAF North Killingholme, also have their own museums and memorial rooms.

There are eight World War Two airfields across Northern Lincolnshire, from RAF Santoft in the west to RAF Grimsby to the east. Each of these airfields played an important role during the war and has its own unique story to tell, like RAF Goxhill which was the first British Station given over to American control, or RAF Kirton in Lindsey which was home to the famous Eagle squadrons.

If you already have memories of one of our airfields why not share them with us? We would be grateful to hear from anyone who worked at or remembers the airfields and would be willing to record an oral history – this is a quick, easy and informal way to share your memories.

For more information about the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Project please call Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 01652 657053.

The Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Project gratefully received funding from the Northern Lincolnshire Local Action Group in order to make this project happen.

The Northern Lincolnshire Rural Local Action Group (LAG) aims to influence and shape rural development across North and North East Lincolnshire. The funding has been made available through the Northern Lincolnshire RDPE LEADER Programme (Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

For more information about the LEADER Programme in Northern Lincolnshire, please contact the LEADER Team on 01724 297781 or visit