|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||23 ft / 7 m|
Royal Air Force Station Silloth or RAF Silloth is a former Royal Air Force station located 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of Silloth, Cumbria, England and 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south-west of Kirkbride, Cumbria. The station was used by RAF Coastal Command
Station history[edit | edit source]
Based units[edit | edit source]
- No. 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF (OTU) using Avro Ansons, Bristol Beauforts and Bothas.
- No. 6 Operational Training Unit RAF with the Vickers Wellington and Anson.
- No. 215 Squadron RAF using the Wellington.
- No. 320 Squadron RAF using the Avro Anson I.
- No. 22 Maintenance Unit RAF.
- 1353 Target Towing Flight using the Supermarine Spitfire and the Vultee A-31 Vengeance.
- No. 5 Ferry Pool.
Current use[edit | edit source]
A large amount of the buildings survive including the hangars however the runways are in a bad condition.
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Citations[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6 CITEREFJefford1988.
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