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Cottesmore

Major
Also known as: Cott (nickname) / Kendrew Barracks / RAF Cottesmore / USAAF Station 489
County: Rutland
Current Status: Army barracks
Date: 11 March 1938 - 31 March 2012
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1943)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Barrow Parish Meeting
  • Cottesmore History & Archaeology Group
  • Cottesmore Parish Council
  • Greetham Parish Council
  • Oakham Town Council
  • Market Overton Parish Council
  • RAF Cottesmore Golf Club
  • St. Nicholas' Church, Cottesmore
  • Stretton Parish Council
  • Thistleton Parish Meeting

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • 82nd Airborne Division

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Bomber Defence Training Flight

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 3 Sqn

  • No 4 Sqn

  • No 7 FTS

  • No 9 Sqn

  • No 10 Sqn

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 14 OTU

  • No XV Sqn

  • No 16 OTU

  • No 34 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section

  • No 35 Sqn

  • No 44 GS

  • No 44 Sqn

  • No 57 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 106 Sqn

  • No 115 Sqn

  • No 122 Expeditionary Air Wing (Fighter/Ground Attack)

  • No 149 Sqn

  • No 185 Sqn

  • No 204 AFS

  • No 207 Sqn

  • No 231 OCU

  • 316th TCG

  • No 360 Sqn

  • No 1507 BAT Flight

  • No 1668 HCU

  • Tornado Command Engineering and Investigation Development Team

  • Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment

  • Victor (B.2) Training Flight

Campaigners fight to save Cottesmore. Courtesy of Sky News

The last day of Harriers flying at Cottesmore. Courtesy of Wonkabar007

The day of the final flight of the Harrier at Cottesmore. Courtesy of David Martin

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