SK9954 : A track at former RAF Wellingore

taken 4 years ago, near to Wellingore, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

A track at former RAF Wellingore
A track at former RAF Wellingore
John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (9 June 1922 Ė 11 December 1941) was based at RAF Wellingore, which closed in 1947.
He wrote the famous poem "High flight":

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...."

He was killed aged 19, flying a Spitfire over Roxholme.
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SK9954, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Near (from Tags)
Wellingore 
Former (from Tags)
RAF Base 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 993 548 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.9094N 0:31.1128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 993 548
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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