Sat, 15 Oct|
RAF Binbrook paranormal investigation in aid of Help For Heroes
Join us as we investigate the Officers Mess at this iconic military base.
Time & Location
15 Oct 2022, 19:30 – 23:30
Brookenby, Brookenby, Market Rasen LN8 6HF, UK
About The Event
A brand new location awaits Veritas Paranormal on the 15th October 2022. Join us as we investigate the officers mess at RAF Binbrook in company with our friends - the Are You Haunted Team.
The history of RAF Binbrook
RAF Binbrook was a Bomber Command station during World War II. After the war it was amongst others the home of the Central Fighter Establishment. The Royal Air Force base at Binbrook sits high in the Wolds with a commanding view over Lincolnshire it was established in 1940 and was in service for almost half a century – home to the legendary Lancaster Bombers right through to the Lightning jets.
The airbase opened despite being unfinished and soon became one of the biggest Wellington Bomber airbases in the country. Eventually it played host to probably its most famous guests the Royal Australian Air Force and the Lancaster Bombers. The RAAF 460 squadron went on to fly more missions and drop more bombs than any other branch in Bomber Command – it also paid the price and tragically had some of the heaviest losses
Closing in 1988 the land and buildings were sold off and today form something of an ad hoc industrial estate with most of the original buildings still standing with many now in use as workshops and storage facilities etc
As of 2010 most of the buildings remain. The technical buildings and the hangars form an industrial estate. The accommodation blocks stand, disused. The flight line is fenced off and used for storage of mainly ex-military equipment awaiting resale. The married quarters are private housing, forming the new village of Brookenby.
The ghosts of RAF Binbrook
The story behind the haunting of clubfoot tends to have two deviations. One, Clubfoot is the nickname given to an Australian worker on RAF Binbrook base who blew himself up trying to sabotage a Lancaster bomber during World War Two. Two, a wartime Australian NCO armourer, known as Clubfoot, who the tale has it, had been injured by the carelessness of a pilot, and had sought revenge by attaching an explosive device to the pilot’s Lancaster bomb-load, but had blown himself up in the process
For years, a presence was seen after Clubfoot’s death. The man, whose real name is Sergeant Sinclair, is said to be seen walking around on the perimeter road and his ghost was seen on the runway, arms waving wildly in the air. He is frequently seen limping along the perimeter track, or attempting to flag down vehicles.