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Fighter Satellite Watch Office 2006 (© Colin Anderson)
RAF Cark airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, aviation
Tower Type:
1. Fighter Satellite Watch Office, 14404/40, replaced by:
2. Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41, W/451/41
Tower:
1. Derelict
2. House
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
1/42 to 18/11/44, F Flight, Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit with Henley and Lysander target tugs, 1/10/42 renamed 1614 Flight, 1/12/43 renamed 650 Squadron.
3/42 to 31/12/45, Staff Pilot Training Unit, Flying Training Command with Avro Ansons. 14/11/42, SPTU renamed No. 1 SPTU.
11/1/45 to /45, RAF Mountain Rescue Unit moved here from Millom.
2006 (© Colin Anderson)
(Above) Fighter Satellite Watch Office (Below) Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations
2004 (© Robert Morris)
1980 (© Fred Cubberley)
RAF Station
Airfield:
Flying Training Command
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
/1945
Code:
KA
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3 concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
1x - Bellman, 19x - Blister
County:
Cumbria
Location:
2 miles S of Cartmel
OS Ref:
SD374745
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
- AACU - MRU - SPTU -
2006 (© Martin Russell)
RAF Cark airfield
RAF Cark AACU, MRU, SPTU airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2006