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RAF Silloth
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Silloth
Built 1939 (1939)
In use 1939-1960 (1960)
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 54°52′10″N 003°21′37″W / 54.86944°N 3.36028°W / 54.86944; -3.36028Coordinates: 54°52′10″N 003°21′37″W / 54.86944°N 3.36028°W / 54.86944; -3.36028
Cumbria UK location map
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RAF Silloth
Location in Cumbria
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Operational dates.[1]

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 historyEdit

RAF Silloth aerial photograph WWII IWM MH 30769

The airfield as camouflaged during World War II

The airfield was originally designed to be used by RAF Maintenance Command but was handed over to Coastal Command during November 1939.[1] It had a satellite at RAF Hornby Hall.

Based unitsEdit

Current useEdit

A large amount of the buildings survive including the hangars however the runways are in a bad condition.[1]

See alsoEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "RAF Silloth". Control Towers. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 71.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 86.


  • 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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