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North Coates (North Coates Fitties)

Major
Also known as: North Cotes / RAF North Coates / RAF North Coates Fitties / RFC North Coates Fitties
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened December 1916 (earliest known date)
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RFC / FAA / Civil
Prominent People: Kenneth Campbell VC

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

  • North Cotes Butts Shooting Club
  • North Cotes Parish Council
  • St Nicholas' Church, North Cotes

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AOS

  • No 1 Ground Defence Gunners School

  • No 2 Air Armament School

  • No 2 ATC

  • No 2 Recruit Training Pool

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 6 FTS

  • No 7 AACU

  • No 7 FTS

  • No 10 FTS

  • No 11 FTS

  • No 15 SoTT

  • No 17 Joint Services Trials Unit

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 33 Sqn

  • No 42 Sqn

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 54 MU

  • No 59 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn

  • No 86 Sqn

  • No 143 Sqn

  • No 144 Sqn

  • No 217 Sqn

  • No 224 Sqn
  • No 235 Sqn

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 248 Sqn

  • No 254 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 275 Sqn

  • No 278 Sqn

  • No 407 Sqn

  • No 415 Sqn

  • No 431 Flight

  • No 608 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 810 Sqn

  • No 811 Sqn

  • No 812 Sqn

  • No 816 Sqn

  • No 820 Sqn 

  • No 2705 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2802 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2899 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • North Coates Flying Club

  • Surface-to-Air Missile Operational Training School

The Duke of Edinburgh visits North Coates in 1958. Courtesy of British Pathé

Bloodhound missiles at North Coates, 1958. Courtesy of British Pathé

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