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Wittering (including Collyweston) (Easton on the Hill) (Stamford)

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The land here unusually belongs to the Burghley Estate instead of the Ministry of Defence.

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Also known as: Collyweston Aerodrome / Easton on the Hill Aerodrome / RAF Collyweston / RAF Wittering / RFC Easton on the Hill / RFC Stamford / Stamford Aerodrome / Wittering Aerodrome
County: Peterborough
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 October 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / FAA / RNZAF / USAS / USAAF
Prominent People: Basil Embry

N.B. - Wittering is situated across the two counties of Northamptonshire and Peterborough but primarily geographically resides in Peterborough.

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Burghley
  • Collyweston Parish Council
  • Easton on the Hill Parish Council
  • Stamford Museum
  • Stamford Town Council
  • Wittering HIVE
  • Wittering Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Air Mobility Wing
  • No 1 Expeditionary Logistics Sqn
  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 1 TDS

  • No 2 Mechanical Transport Sqn
  • No 3 FTS
  • No 3 Mobile Catering Sqn
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 5 AEF
  • No 5 TDS

  • No 5 TS

  • No 5 Wing RAF Regiment
  • No 6 FTS
  • No 7 FTS

  • No 7 Sqn

  • 11th Aero Sqn

  • No 11 FTS

  • No 15 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 16 (Reserve) Sqn
  • No 19 Sqn

  • 20th Aero Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 32 Sqn

  • 35th (Training) Wing

  • No 37 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 38 Sqn

  • No 40 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 42 (Expeditionary Support) Wing
  • No 45 Sqn

  • No 49 Sqn

  • No 51 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • 55th FS
  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 58 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 68 Sqn

  • No 71 Inspection and Repair Sqn
  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 85 (Expeditionary Logistics) Wing
  • No 90 Sqn

  • No 93 Expeditionary Armaments Sqn
  • No 100 Sqn

  • No 115 (Reserve) Sqn
  • No 118 Sqn

  • 120th Aero Sqn

  • No 138 Sqn

  • No 139 Sqn

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 151 Sqn

  • No 152 Sqn

  • No 213 Sqn

  • No 219 Sqn

  • No 229 Sqn

  • No 230 Sqn

  • No 233 OCU

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 266 Sqn

  • No 288 Sqn

  • No 349 Sqn

  • No 486 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 532 Sqn

  • No 610 Sqn

  • No 746 Sqn

  • No 787 Sqn

  • No 1321 Flight

  • No 1453 (Fighter) Flight

  • No 1529 BAT Flight

  • No 1530 BAT Flight

  • No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2739 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2752 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2809 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2811 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2812 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2817 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4624 Movements Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 5001 Sqn
  • No 5131 (Bomb Disposal) Sqn
  • A4 Force Headquarters
  • Air Ministry Servicing Development Unit

  • Bomber Command Armament School

  • Bomber Command Development Unit

  • Bombing and Navigation Systems Development Sqn

  • Cambridge UAS
  • Central Defect Recording Establishment

  • Central Fighter Establishment

  • Central Flying School

  • Day Fighter Leaders School

  • Fighter Interception Unit

  • Flying Training Command Instructors School

  • Four Counties GC

  • Harrier Conversion Team

  • Harrier Conversion Unit

  • Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Sqn (JARTS)
  • Joint Force Harrier HQ

  • Low Flying Operations Sqn (LFOS)
  • Mobile Catering Support Unit
  • Pilot Gunnery Instructors Training Wing
  • School of Instructional Technique

  • Strike Command Armament School

  • University of London Air Sqn
  • Victor (B.2) Training Flight

Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden visiting the RAF at Wittering, 1955. Courtesy of British Pathé

Handley Page Victors carrying out Quick Reaction Alert at Wittering, 1965. Courtesy of British Pathé

Includes footage of Wittering, 1974. Courtesy of Phased Spaces

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