Ghostly Airmen of Lincolnshire
L.H. DAVIES looks to the old airfields of Lincolnshire to discover the haunting presence of phantom airmen
Lincolnshire’s widely regarded as the most haunted British county, understandably so given the thousands of paranormal occurrences reported each year. Many of these are of sightings from old pubs and stately homes, however, the majority come from the many WW2 airfields.
Due to its expanse of agricultural land, Lincolnshire was chosen to home numerous air bases during the Second World War, hence its nickname, ‘Bomber County,’ as the majority of aircraft stationed in Lincolnshire were bombers such as the Lancaster and Halifax.
Needless to say there were great losses at all the airfields and if you see some of them today, they are indeed abandoned, desolate places, full of forgotten memories.
One of these airfields is RAF Waltham. During the war Waltham was home to the Wellington bombers, before they moved out and were replaced by the Lancaster bombers of 100 Squadron.