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1973 (© Harry Holmes)
RAF Crosby-on-Eden airfield
Airfield Today:
Carlisle airport
Tower Type:
Watch Office with Met Section 518/40, VCR added post war
Tower:
Air Traffic Control
Other Buildings:
Many
History:
03/41 to 08/42, 59 OTU training day fighter pilots on Hurricanes, moved to Milfield.
08/42 to 08/44, 9 OTU, 17 Group Coastal Command, training long-range fighter crews. Beaufort and Beaufighter Conversion Sqns also air firing and night flying Sqns.
08/44 to 05/46, 109 OTU, Transport Command with Dakotas. Renamed 1383 TCU 01/08/45.
/1946 to /1947, British European Airways flights to Ronaldsway and Belfast.
Purchased by Carlisle Council 1960 and reopened as Carlisle airport.
RAF Crosby-on-Eden
1992 (© Ian Woodward)
RAF Station
Airfield:
Elementary Flying Training School
Opened:
02/1941 to 1947
Reopened:
/1960
ID Code:
KX
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - Tarmac
Hangars:
3x - T2, 4x -
County:
Cumbria
Location:
2 miles NW of Carlisle
OS Ref:
NY390595
Links:
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Photograps copyright © as stated
RAF Crosby-on-Eden
RAF Crosby-on-Eden airfield - Carlisle
Carlisle airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Crosby on Eden