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Wildlife plans for Dambusters' base

Lottery funding sought to create wildlife site Credit: Calendar news

A wildlife trust hopes to buy a Lincolnshire airfield which was once home to the 617 Dambuster Squadron during World War II. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust wants to apply for Lottery funding to open Woodhall Spa Airfield to the public and conserve the habitat.

The 617 squadron used RAF Woodhall to launch operations including the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz. The site is currently owned by Cemex, a construction firm.