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Cottenham

Major
Also known as: Cambridge / Cottenham Landing Ground / RAF Cottenham / RFC Cottenham
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Farmland (probable location)
Date: 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / Trainer
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Cottenham Parish Council
  • Cottenham Village Society

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn
001-155.jpg

One of the first aircraft to land at Cottenham, 1917. Courtesy of Ralph Carpenter

002-2 Horace 4th left  AVRO 504.jpg

An Avro 504 at Cottenham, the man standing fourth from the left is Horace Gautrey who’s father owned the land, which was to the right of the Rampton Road. Courtesy of Ralph Carpenter

003-121 Plane on Lorry (photo courtesy Bob Piggotts).jpg

Part of an aircraft on a lorry through Cottenham. Courtesy of Bob Piggotts and Ralph Carpenter

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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