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Front of Watch Office 2000 (© Russell Barnes)
RAF Wath Head airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
SLG 'Bungalow' type Watch Office
Tower:
Not known
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
No.12 Maintenance Unit from Kirkbride used this site to store Hampdens until autumn 1941 when it was closed due to drainage problems.
Re-opened 02/42 with Wellingtons, Halifaxes arriving 05/42. Coastal Command aircraft stored here winter 1942/43. Mitchells here 03/43.
01/44, control transferred to No. 18 Maintenance Unit at Dumfies and used to store and scrap Wellingtons until closure in 1945.
RAF Wath Head airfield

Rear of Watch Office 2000 (© Russell Barnes)
RAF Wath Head airfield
Airfield:
10 Satellite Landing Ground
Opened:
04/1941
Closed:
09/1945
Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass
Hangars:
1x - Robins
County:
Cumbria
Location:
7 miles SW of Carlisle
OS Ref:
NY295480
Links:
Russell Barnes Cumbria Defences website: ww.users.globalnet.co.uk/~rwbarnes/defence/wath.htm
©:
All photographs © copyright as stated
RAF Wath Head SLG
2011 (© Terence Wallis)
RAF Wath Head airfield
2011 (© Terence Wallis)
RAF Wath Head airfield
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