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(© Paul Francis)
Catfoss airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41
Tower:
Not known
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
No.1 Armament Training School until 9/39.
1/10/39 to 5/40, 616 Sqn Spitfires.
8/40 Station re-opened after rebuilding.
1/10/40 to 15/2/44, 2 (Coastal) OTU formed here with Ansons and Blenheims.
15/2/44 to 12/11/45, Central Gunnery School with Beaufighters, Martinets, Masters, Spitfires and Wellingtons. Trained advanced fighter pilots and gunnery leaders.
1959 to 1963, 226 Sqn Thor missile unit.
1982 (© Ian Woodward)
RAF Station
Airfield:
Flying Training
Opened:
/1932 - 12/11/45
Reopened:
1959 - 1963
ID Code:
CA
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3 concrete and wood chips
Hangars:
1- A, 1- A1, 1- T1, 2- Bellman, 15- Blister
County:
Yorkshire
Location:
4 miles W of Hornsea
OS Ref:
TA135485
Links:
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Photographs © as stated
1982 (© Ian Woodward)
airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002