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RAF Collyweston
No. 5 Training Depot
RAF type A roundelEnsign of the Royal Air Force
Collyweston, Northamptonshire
CH 015610
Captured German aircraft of 1426 Flight undergoing maintenance by RAF ground crew at Collyweston during 1945
Type Satellite station
Coordinates Latitude: 52.603
Longitude: -0.502
Built 1917 (1917)
In use 1917-1945 (1945)
Current
owner
Air Ministry
Controlled by RAF type A roundelRoyal Flying Corps
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Battles/wars First World War
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.

The airfield was a satellite station of RAF Wittering and used by the Enemy Aircraft Flight during the Second World War.

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

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