1 Like

RAF East Kirkby
England

RAF East Kirkby opened in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire on the 20th August 1943 as a Bomber Command Station. It was initially home to 57 Squadron (RAF) and 630 Squadron (RAF).


The last wartime raid from East Kirkby was on 25 April 1945. 212 operations were carried out from the airfield. During this time 121 Lancasters failed to return. Another 29 were lost in operational crashes/accidents. 630 Squadron disbanded in July that year and its place was taken by 460 Squadron (Australian).

The station closed in 1958 and is now home to a small air museum, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, run by two farmers, the Panton Brothers, whose prize exhibit is Avro Lancaster Mk VII NX611 "Just Jane", which is now fully restored in memory of their brother who was killed on a wartime bombing mission.

www.elevation360.com

View More »

Copyright: Billy Hepburn
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15000x7500
Uploaded: 03/04/2010
Updated: 08/09/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: elevation360; aircraft; aviation; raf; lancaster; battle; of; britain; just; jane
comments powered by Disqus

Billy Hepburn
Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Hangar
Colin Casey
Tattershall Castle (Great Hall)
Billy Hepburn
Hoyle's Five-Sailed Windmill
Pawel Rozenek
Urbex Photography: Stenigot Radars
Daniel Oi
Cantilupe Chantry, Lincoln Cathedral, England
Daniel Oi
Bishop Russell's Chantry, Lincoln Cathedral, England
Daniel Oi
Angel Choir, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England
Ivor Linington
Lincoln Cathedral The High Altar
Daniel Oi
Lincoln Cathedral Chapterhouse, England
Pawel Rozenek
Nettleham Hall
Ivor Linington
Lincoln Cathedral St Hughs Choir
Daniel Oi
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England
Andrea Olivieri
Cervino / Matterhorn 2011
Furman Artjem
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Volker Uhl
Orangerie Schloss Schwerin
Malinnikov Ruslan
Cabine electric locomotive siemens ukraine
sk vadim
Inside Tonnel 2
Stefan Seiz
Piz Kesch Switzerland
Marcelo Botta
Girasoles
Mohammad Shirani
Tioman Beach in Night
Volker Uhl
Lauenburg Altstadt
Thang Bui
Lim Thai village-Mu Cang Chai
Mina Isaac
Aircraft Landing at St. Martin Airport
Rahim hamada-www.deja-view.org
Nilometer Bottom View
Billy Hepburn
Portmeirion - Village Green
Billy Hepburn
Snowdrop Paradise
Billy Hepburn
Bogside Roundabout - Wishaw
Billy Hepburn
Museum Of Flight - Civil Hangar
Billy Hepburn
Farnborough Airshow - Finmeccanica Stands
Billy Hepburn
Tinto Hill (2320ft)
Billy Hepburn
Farnborough Airshow - Air Tractor AT-802U
Billy Hepburn
Michael Schenker Group - Liquid Room
Billy Hepburn
Zante Tourist Boat
Billy Hepburn
Portmeirion - Bristol Colonnade
Billy Hepburn
Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN)
Billy Hepburn
Museum Of Flight - Military Hangar
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.