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Coningsby

Major
Also known as: RAF Coningsby
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation / Museum
Date: Opened 4 November 1940
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1943)
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Fighter

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
  • Coningsby HIVE
  • Coningsby/Tattershall Library
  • Coningsby, Tattershall and District History Society
  • Coningsby Town Council
  • St Michael's Church, Coningsby
  • Station HIVE 

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Coningsby Railway Station

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 5 Gp TT Flight

  • No 5 SoTT

  • No 6 Sqn

  • No 9 Sqn

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 14 BAT Flight

  • No XV Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 35 Sqn

  • No 40 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 44 Sqn

  • No 45 Sqn

  • No 54 Base

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn
  • No 57 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 83 Sqn

  • No 97 Con Flight

  • No 97 Sqn

  • No 106 Con Flight

  • No 106 Sqn

  • No 109 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 121 Expeditionary Air Wing (Multi Role) 

  • No 139 Sqn

  • No 149 Sqn

  • No 228 OCU

  • No 229 OCU

  • No 231 OCU

  • No 348 Wing

  • No 349 Wing

  • No 551 Wing

  • No 552 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 617 Sqn

  • No 619 Sqn

  • No 1485 (Bomber) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1485 (TT) Flight

  • No 1485 Target Towing and Gunnery Flight

  • No 1514 BAT Flight

  • No 2756 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2774 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Bomber Command Aircrew Holding Unit

  • Bomber Command Jet Conversion Flight

  • Coningsby Group

  • Fast Jet and Weapons Operational Evaluation Unit

  • Highball Trials Flight

  • Lightning Training Flight

  • Phantom Command Engineering Development and Investigation Team

  • The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

  • Tornado F.3 Operational Evaluation Unit

 

 

 Footage of Coningsby during an Air Exercise, 1951. Courtesy of British Pathé

McDonnell Douglas Phantoms at Coningsby and Yeovilton in Somerset, 1969. Courtesy of British Pathé

The 1970s 'Hush House' at Coningsby. Courtesy of Bigronnie2000

Bomber Command Base Sub-Station(s):

MetheringhamWoodhall Spa

Decoy Airfield(s):

East Kirkby (Hagnaby)

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