New life for Scampton?

For a number of years the only flying unit based at RAF Scampton has been the elite demonstration flight, the Red Arrows. Now they are on the move to Waddington, the airfield will lie largely empty. Many of the buildings are of historic significance, and some are even listed by English Heritage, so could they be used for a Dambusters ‘international visitor attraction’? Some local people think so, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.
My picture above shows the Officers Mess – it hasn’t been altered much since it was used by 617 Squadron between March and August 1943. It also featured in the 1955 film.

3 thoughts on “New life for Scampton?

  1. Ian Carvell November 11, 2010 / 3:05 pm

    Make a good home for Vulcan XH558 currently languishing at RAF
    Lyneham; itself scheduled for closure under current plans. Lots of
    historical connections there. All those lovely big hangars and runway!
    What an attraction that would make to a proposed Heritage Site

  2. Albert Dixon November 17, 2010 / 5:05 pm

    I am in the organiser for “the Likely LadS” a club for retired men. We putting together next year trips 2011 one of our trip planning is to trvel to Lincoln for the week-end of August about bank Holiday could let me have a brochure of the what is on including YHA hostel with the dambusters at Scampton the main part of our trip to visit the camp and local pubs.
    Hope you can be of service

  3. Flt lt Brian White RAF VR February 1, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Beautiful, a typical wartime standard styled Officers Mess entrance. I love visiting messes around the Air Force while I still can as most of the historic stations are closing.

    Classic buildings with so much history. I love to find out who has been there in the past and feel honoured that I am now sharing the same rooms where some great men and women lived. And what could beat Scampton for the ghosts of the past? not many messes.

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