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RAF Silloth
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
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
RAF Silloth is located in Cumbria
RAF Silloth
Location in Cumbria
Direction Length Surface
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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 history[edit | edit source]

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 units[edit | edit source]

Current use[edit | edit source]

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

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "RAF Silloth". Control Towers. http://www.controltowers.co.uk/S/Silloth.htm. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 71.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 86.

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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