No. 5 Training Depot
Captured German aircraft of 1426 Flight undergoing maintenance by RAF ground crew at Collyweston during 1945
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Second World War
RAF Collyweston is a former Royal Air Force satellite station located 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south west of Stamford, Lincolnshire and 11 miles (18 km) north east of Corby, Northamptonshire, England.
Founded in 1917 as No. 5 Training Depot Station, the station was renamed RAF Collyweston following formation of the Royal Air Force, via merger of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) on 1 April 1918. The airfield was absorbed as a satellite station of RAF Wittering in 1939.
In 1941 the runways from both Wittering and Collyweston were joined together to make one 2-mile long, grass runway.
- ↑ "RAF Wittering Station History". Royal Air Force. http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafwittering/aboutus/history.cfm. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
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