Visiting the RAF Grimsby Museum & Exhibition

Chris Frear visits RAF Grimsby Museum & Exhibition to see a commemorative display that goes beyond its local roots

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Not an accredited museum perhaps, but a fabulous collection of local Grimsby aviation history all the same
ALL IMAGES BY CHRIS FREAR

Have you been to East Kirkby, seen Just Jane or dropped by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at Coningsby? Perhaps you’ve had a drink or two at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa and are looking for something a little different?

How about heading north, across the Lincolnshire Wolds to the town of Grimsby?

Known for its fishing industry, few people outside the local area are aware the town also had its own RAF station during World War Two. RAF Grimsby, located south of the town in Waltham, started life in 1933 as Grimsby Municipal Airport, but by 1940 it was under the control of the RAF and was renamed RAF Grimsby to avoid confusion with White Waltham in Surrey.

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