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Cosford

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Also known as: Cosford Aerodrome / DCAE Cosford / RAF Cosford / RAF Museum Cosford
County: Shropshire
Current Status: Aviation / Museum
Date: Opened August 1938
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Air ambulance / Aircraft ferrying / Aircraft preparation/storage (main role) / Army aviation / General aviation / Military development/support / Trainer (main role)
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Albrighton Parish Council
  • Cosford HIVE
  • Donington with Boscobel Parish Council  
  • National Cold War Exhibition                
  • RAF Museum Cosford

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Camouflage Unit

  • No 1 Radio School
  • No 1 SoTT

  • No 2 Air Armament School
  • No 2 SoTT

  • No 3 Mobile Glider Servicing Party
  • No 5 Aircraft Storage Unit

  • No 5 Holding Unit (Overseas)

  • No 5 Initial Training School
  • No 5 SFTS

  • No 8 AEF

  • No 9 MU

  • No 12 FP ATA

  • No 12 FPP

  • No 12 School of Recruit Training
  • No 15 Radio School

  • No 42 GS

  • No 48 GS

  • No 58 MU

  • No 76 MU

  • No 106 Personnel Dispersal Centre

  • No 236 MU

  • No 416 (Army Co-operation) Flight
  • No 605 Sqn RAuxAF
  • No 633 GS

  • No 633 VGS

  • Aerosystems Engineering and Management Training School (AE&MTS)
  • Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering (DCAE)
  • Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE)
  • Defence School of Photography
  • HQ Defence School of Engineering
  • Joint School of Photography
  • Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
  • RAF Cosford Flying Club
  • RAF Cosford Voluntary Band
  • RAF Officer Cadet Training Unit
  • RAF School of Physical Training
  • Robson Academy of Resilience
  • School of Photography

  • University of Birmingham Air Sqn

  • Wrekin GC

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The control tower and hangars at Cosford, 6 August 2006.

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Fulton Block at at Cosford, 10 September 2000.

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Fulton Block at at Cosford, 10 September 2000.

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Hangars at Cosford, taken from the train station, 29 August 2005.

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Hangars at Cosford, 9 October 2005.

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Barrack Rooms at Cosford, 30 August 2007.

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The Sergeants' Mess at Cosford, 31 August 2007.

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A runway at Cosford, 28 February 2008.

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A Firing Range at Cosford, 16 May 2010.

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The Air Ambulance hangar at Cosford, 16 May 2010.

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The Air Ambulance hangar at Cosford, 20 October 2013.

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Avro Vulcan XH588 over a hangar at Cosford, 8 June 2014.

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Hangar 1 at Cosford, 5 September 2019.

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Part of the RAF Museum at Cosford, 5 September 2019.

Footage of Cosford, 1963. Courtesy of British Pathé

Decoy Airfield(s):

Boningale

Satellite Landing Ground(s):

Brockton / Weston Park

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