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Wick has always remained a successful airfield and now airport but C1 hangars still dominate the landscape from many miles around, and perhaps explain why this place became one of Scotland’s most bombed airfields in World War Two.

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Also known as: RAF Wick / Wick Airport / Wick Airport Industrial Estate / Wick John O'Groats Airport
County: Highland
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 15 September 1939
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / FAA / Civil / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • A M S Garage & Tyre Centre
  • Ashley Ann Ltd
  • Burke Motors
  • Caithness Car Club
  • Caithness Creels Ltd
  • Claymore Dairies Ltd
  • Essectial Interiors Ltd
  • Laurandy Day Centre
  • Leamar Homes Ltd
  • Mucky Pups
  • Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council
  • Sinclair Bay Community Council
  • Sinclair Windows Ltd
  • T J Manufacturing
  • Wick Community Council
  • Wick Engraving
  • Wick GVTS
  • Wick Heritage Museum
  • Wick Library
  • William Bremner Motor Engineers

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 PRU 'B' Flight

  • No 1 PRU 'C' Flight

  • No 1 PRU 'D' Flight

  • No 1 PRU 'E' Flight

  • No 1 PRU Mosquito Flight

  • No 1 Radio Maintenance Unit

  • No 1 Radio Servicing Section

  • No 3 Sqn

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 42 Sqn

  • No 43 Sqn

  • No 48 Sqn

  • No 50 Sqn

  • No 58 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 106 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 122 Sqn

  • No 143 Sqn
  • No 144 Sqn

  • No 162 Sqn RCAF

  • No 206 Sqn
  • No 220 Sqn

  • No 233 Sqn
  • No 236 Sqn
  • No 248 Sqn

  • No 254 Sqn

  • No 269 Sqn

  • No 279 Sqn

  • No 281 Sqn

  • No 303 Sqn

  • No 316 Sqn

  • No 404 Sqn

  • No 407 Sqn

  • No 415 Sqn

  • No 455 Sqn

  • No 489 Sqn

  • No 502 Sqn
  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 518 Sqn

  • No 519 Sqn

  • No 605 Sqn

  • No 608 Sqn

  • No 612 Sqn

  • No 618 Sqn

  • No 801 Sqn

  • No 803 Sqn

  • No 804 Sqn

  • No 808 Sqn

  • No 887 Sqn

  • No 1406 Met Flight

  • No 1408 Met Flight

  • No 1693 (General Reconnaissance) Flight

  • No 2709 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2887 Sqn RAF Regiment 
  • Air Ecosse
  • BEA
  • British Airways

  • Flybe

  • Loganair

  • North Air Flying Group

  • PRU

  • Scottish Airways

An aerial view of Wick. Courtesy of NorthPorts

Satellite(s):

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