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Coltishall

Major
Also known as: Colt (nickname) / Coltishall Aerodrome / RAF Coltishall / Scottow Enterprise Park / Scottow Moor Solar Farm / USAAF Station 355
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Prison / Solar farm
Date: May 1940 - 30 November 2006
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / FAA / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF / USAAF
Prominent People: Douglas Bader

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

  • Buxton with Lamas Parish Council
  • Coltishall Parish Council
  • HMP Bure
  • The Recruiting Sergeant, Horstead
  • Scottow Parish Council
  • Spirit of Coltishall Association

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 6 Sqn

  • No 11 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 12 Gp TT Flight

  • No 13 Fighter Command Servicing Unit

  • No 16 Sqn

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 42 Sqn

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 68 Sqn

  • No 72 Sqn

  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 80 Sqn

  • No 93 Sqn

  • No 109 Sqn
  • No 118 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 125 Sqn

  • No 133 Sqn

  • No 137 Sqn

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 151 Sqn

  • No 152 Sqn

  • No 154 Sqn

  • No 195 Sqn

  • No 202 Sqn

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 226 OCU

  • No 228 OCU
  • No 228 Sqn
  • No 229 Sqn

  • No 234 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • No 255 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 266 Sqn

  • No 274 Sqn

  • No 275 Sqn

  • No 278 Sqn

  • No 288 Sqn

  • No 303 Sqn

  • No 306 Sqn

  • No 307 Sqn

  • No 309 Sqn

  • No 312 Sqn

  • No 315 Sqn

  • No 316 Sqn

  • No 318 Sqn

  • 346th FS

  • No 409 Sqn

  • 417th Night Fighter Sqn
  • No 453 Sqn

  • No 488 Sqn

  • No 602 Sqn

  • No 603 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 616 Sqn

  • No 809 Sqn

  • No 819 Sqn

  • No 841 Sqn

  • No 849 Sqn

  • No 1489 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1489 (TT) Flight

  • No 2719 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2725 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2735 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2812 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2885 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 3206 Servicing Commando
  • No 3210 Servicing Commando
  • Air Fighting Development Sqn

  • ASR Flight

  • Battle of Britain Flight

  • Eastern Sector HQ

  • Fighter Command Navigation Radio Conversion Flight

  • Jaguar Training Flight

  • Lightning Conversion Sqn

  • Lightning Special Engineering Project Team

  • The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

001Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 1.JPG

A Type C hangar at Coltishall, 16 September 2005. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

002Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 2.JPG

Sepecat Jaguars in front of a Type C hangar at Coltishall, 16 September 2005. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

003Type C hangar - Nick Challoner 3.JPG

A Sepecat Jaguar in front of a Type C hangar at Coltishall, 16 September 2005. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

004Type C hangars - Nick Challoner.JPG

Sepecat Jaguars in front of two Type C hangars at Coltishall, 16 September 2005. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

005Looking approximately south-west on north-east side of airfield towards control tower and Type C1 hangars 14:7:06.JPG

Looking approximately south-west on north-east side of airfield towards the control tower and Type C hangars, 14 July 2006.

006Replica Hawker Hurricane gate guardian inside the station entrance 14:7:06.JPG

Replica Hawker Hurricane gate guardian inside the station entrance, 14 July 2006.

007Sepecat Jaguar gate guardian at station entrance 14:7:06.JPG

Sepecat Jaguar gate guardian at the station entrance, 14 July 2006.

008Looking north from Frogge Lane - 23 May 2007.png

Looking north from Frogge Lane, 23 May 2007. © Richard Flagg

009Runway 04:22. Looking south west from the runway 22 threshold - 18 May 2008.png

Runway 04:22, looking south west from the runway 22 threshold, 18 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

010Guard House & Fire Party (Building 40) - 18 May 2008.png

Guard House and Fire Party building at Coltishall, 18 May 2008. © Richard Flagg

011Air Ministry Works Department & Water Tower (Building 18) - 26 April 2009.png

Air Ministry Works Department and Water Tower, 26 April 2009. © Richard Flagg

012Station Headquarters & Operations Block - 26 April 2009.png

Station Headquarters and Operations Block at Coltishall, 26 April 2009. © Richard Flagg

013Decontamination Centre - 26 April 2009.png

Decontamination Centre at Coltishall, 26 April 2009. © Richard Flagg

014Aerial View of RAF Coltishall - 1 September 2010.png

Aerial view of Coltishall, 1 September 2010. © Richard Flagg

015Aerial View of RAF Coltishall 2 - 1 September 2010.png

Aerial view of Coltishall, 1 September 2010. © Richard Flagg

016Gymnasium & Chancel - 15 March 2011.png

Gymnasium and Chancel at Coltishall, 15 March 2011. © Richard Flagg

Footage of Coltishall, 1941. Courtesy of British Pathé

English Electric Lightnings at Coltishall, 1961. Courtesy of British Pathé

The Battle of Britain Show at Coltishall, 1968. Courtesy of FlyingBrian37

Footage of Coltishall, 1981. Courtesy of treffynnon19

Footage of SEPECAT Jaguars at Coltishall. Courtesy of Dave Pilsworth Filmography

Footage of SEPECAT Jaguars at Coltishall, 2004. Courtesy of Dave Pilsworth Filmography

Footage of SEPECAT Jaguars at Coltishall, April 2006. Courtesy of grobert1104

Over and Out documentary marking the closure of Coltishall. Courtesy of MS greenheart

Various photographs and clips of Coltishall. Courtesy of John Fielding

Satellite(s):

LudhamMatlaske

Decoy Airfield(s):

Beeston St. Lawrence / Suffield

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