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RAF Skitten
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Killimster, Caithness
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1945 (1945)
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 58°29′45″N 003°09′50″W / 58.49583°N 3.16389°W / 58.49583; -3.16389Coordinates: 58°29′45″N 003°09′50″W / 58.49583°N 3.16389°W / 58.49583; -3.16389
Map
Caithness UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Skitten
Location in Caithness
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

RAF Skitten is a former Royal Air Force station located 5.1 miles (8.2 km) north east of Watten, Caithness, Scotland and 4.7 miles (7.6 km) northwest of Wick, Caithness, Scotland.

HistoryEdit

Current useEdit

The site is now used for quarrying and as farmland.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford 1988, p. 41.
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 51.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 61.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jefford 1988, p. 65.
  5. Jefford 1988, p. 71.
  6. Jefford 1988, p. 74.
  7. Jefford 1988, p. 80.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Jefford 1988, p. 89.
  9. Jefford 1988, p. 94.
  10. Jefford 1988, p. 95.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Jefford 1988, p. 99.
  12. Jefford 1988, p. 100.
  13. Jefford 1988, p. 101.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Skitten". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/skitten. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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