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North Coates (North Coates Fitties)

Major
Also known as: North Coates Aerodrome / North Coates Fitties Aerodrome / North Coates Fitties Landing Ground / 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

RAF North Coates Drivers Jonas 1992.BMP

A brochure for the sale of airfield buildings at North Coates, 1992. Courtesy of Welbeck Estate Group

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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