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RAF Cottam
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Langtoft
Built 1939
In use 1939-1954
Elevation AMSL 492 ft / 150 m
Coordinates 54°03′48″N 000°28′59″W / 54.06333°N 0.48306°W / 54.06333; -0.48306Coordinates: 54°03′48″N 000°28′59″W / 54.06333°N 0.48306°W / 54.06333; -0.48306
East Riding of Yorkshire UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Cottam
Location in East Riding of Yorkshire
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Concrete and Wood chips
00/00 0 0 Concrete and Wood chips
00/00 0 0 Concrete and Wood chips

RAF Cottam was a Royal Air Force station near Cottam in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England and 3.9 miles (6.3 km) north west of Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire.


Despite being built as a bomber airfield as a satellite to RAF Driffield, poor weather conditions meant it was never used as an airfield. Cottam's watch office was demolished in 1980.[1] The airfield operated until June 1954.[2]

The airfield was then used by RAF Maintenance Command as No. 91 Maintenance Unit RAF (MU) used the runways and buildings for bomb storage.[1]

Current useEdit

The airfield is currently farmland with little remaining buildings spread over the entire site and the dispersed areas however the traces of the runways and dispersals can be seen from the air when using a time rollback feature.

RAF Cottam has a unique to fame as the 'virtual' airfield for RAF Air Traffic Controller simulator training at RAF Shawbury.[3]


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