- Jun 7, 2014
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Opened in 1940, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a troop carrier airfield for airborne units and as a subsidiary training depot of the newly formed Royal Air Force Regiment. After the war it was placed on care and maintenance during 1947 when the RAF Regiment relocated to RAF Catterick
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the RAF Bomber Command used Folkingham as a PGM-17 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) base.
Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields, with the main north-south runway acting as hardstanding for hundreds of scrapped vehicles... & lets face it thats why we are here.
Confession time, Iv visited here 4 times & have lost a lot of photos from here so this is all I can find. One of my visits was also what I did for a special birthday but Ill leave u to speculate on what age that was ;-)
I should also mention that there is something weird going on here, every time Iv visited someone has turned up. Coincidence? maybe but they seemed to know I was there every time but I always managed to elude them regardless. So this is all the pics I have got Im afraid but there is some extraordinary stuff here.