Sunday, 15 November 2015

RAF Hospital Nocton Hall

Background Information

RAF Hospital Nocton Hall was a 740-bed RAF hospital serving the predominantly RAF personnel based at the large number of RAF Stations in the area. Officially designated as No. 1 RAF Hospital Nocton Hall it opened in June 1947. It was used by forces personnel, their families and local civilians until it closed on 31 March 1983.

In 1984 it was leased to the USAF as a United States Air Force wartime contingency hospital. RAF Nocton Hall was handed back to Her Majesty's Government by the USAF on 30 September 1995 but has never been brought back into use as a hospital.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Hospital_Nocton_Hall

Winston Churchill's Dakota is to taxi at Lincolnshire airfield...and one day may even fly

During the war Dakotas flew into Metheringham post D-Day bringing American wounded to hospital at Nocton Hall.

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Winston-Churchill-s-Dakota-taxy-Lincolnshire/story-28158705-detail/story.html

Historic Dakota aircraft arrives at its new home in Metheringham

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/pictures//pictures-28192936-detail/pictures.html

We will remember them...

Walking my two Jack Russell dogs through the pleasure grounds of Nocton Hall yesterday, I noticed that a number of poppies had been attached to the main gates of the old RAF Hospital site for Remembrance Day. What a lovely gesture... I just wish I had thought of it.

"Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them."




Other information

The History of RAF Nocton Hall Hospital
Some valuable information here - especially poignant are the comments from the many people who worked at or visited the base.

RAF-Lincolnshire.info
The home of Royal Air Force and Airfield History in Lincolnshire - Nocton Hall.

The Demise of RAF Nocton Hall in Lincolnshire, England
Atmospheric photographs.

RAF Nocton Hospital
A YouTube selection of images.

IMPORTANT - Security at RAF Hospital Nocton Hall

Please be aware that since the above photographs and YouTube clips were taken, security has been increased on this site. This article should not encourage anyone to enter the RAF Hospital or Nocton Hall - please be aware the owners may use CCTV evidence to seek prosecution. A private security firm patrols the area regularly.


2 comments:

  1. how can a team of ghost hunters enter!? is this a posibilty

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  2. The site of the dilapidated RAF Nocton Hall and that of the Grade II Listed property is in private ownership. The normal protocol would be to request permission for access from said owners, Leda Properties Ltd. However, there have been incidences of people gaining unauthorised access, but given that security personnel regularly patrol the site with their dog and monitor the integrity of the fence... this is not to be recommended.

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