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For years Wyton became well known in RAF circles for the complexity of its air traffic patterns and great numbers of aircraft using this busy area of airspace, while circuit overlap with nearby Alconbury created additional potential difficulties.

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Also known as: RAF Wyton / RFC Wyton / Wyton Aerodrome
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Aviation / RAF Administration
Date: 1916 - March 1995 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF
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 01/07/2013):

  • Brampton HIVE
  • Houghton & Wyton Local History Society
  • Houghton & Wyton Parish Council
  • Pathfinder Museum
  • RAF Wyton Model Aircraft Club
  • Wyton HIVE
  • Wyton on the Hill Parish Council
  • Wyton on the Hill Primary School

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 PRU

  • No 2 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 4 BAT Flight

  • No 5 AEF
  • No 5 TS

  • No 6 AEF
  • No 7 Gp Comms Flight

  • 8th Aero Sqn

  • No 8 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 8 (Pathfinder Force) Group

  • No 13 Aircraft Modification Unit

  • No 13 Sqn

  • No 15 Con Flight
  • No XV Sqn

  • No 20 TS

  • 24th Aero Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 31 RS

  • No 31 TS

  • No 39 Sqn

  • No 39 Sqn (1PRU)
  • No 40 Sqn

  • No 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic)
  • No 44 Sqn

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 51 Sqn

  • No 54 RS

  • No 57 Sqn

  • No 58 Sqn

  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 70 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 72 TS

  • No 82 Sqn

  • No 83 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn
  • No 90 Sqn

  • No 96 Sqn
  • No 100 Sqn

  • No 104 Sqn
  • No 109 Sqn

  • No 114 Sqn

  • No 117 Sqn

  • No 119 Sqn
  • No 120 Sqn
  • No 128 Sqn

  • No 130 Sqn
  • No 138 Sqn

  • No 139 Sqn

  • No 156 Sqn

  • No 163 Sqn

  • No 207 Sqn

  • No 211 Sqn

  • No 231 OCU

  • No 237 (Photographic Reconnaissance) OCU
  • No 360 Sqn
  • No 540 Sqn

  • No 542 Sqn

  • No 543 Sqn

  • No 1323 Flight

  • No 1409 Met Flight

  • No 1499 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1504 BAT Flight

  • No 1655 Mosquito Training Unit

  • No 1688 (Bomber) Defence Training Flight
  • No 2730 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2763 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2781 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2844 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Cambridge UAS
  • Canberra Air Race Flight

  • Canberra Standardisation and Training Flight

  • Central Reconnaissance Establishment
  • Defence Assurance and Information Security
  • Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  • Defence Intelligence Estates Rationalisation Team (PRIDE)
  • Electronic Warfare and Avionic Unit

  • Electronic Warfare Detachment

  • Electronic Warfare Division

  • Electronic Warfare Engineering and Training Unit

  • Electronic Warfare Operational Support Establishment

  • Equipment Support (Air) Group

  • Ground Controlled Approach Operators School

  • Logistics Command

  • London UAS
  • Magpas Air Ambulance
  • Northern Communication Sqn
  • Pathfinder Flying Club
  • Radar Reconnaissance Flight

  • RAF Wyton Voluntary Band
  • Technical Training Command Comms Flight
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De Havilland Mosquitos at Wyton during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Smith

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A de Havilland Mosquito at Wyton during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Smith

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A Grob G-115E Tutor at Wyton, 15 August 2001. © Richard Flagg

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A Grob G-115E Tutor at Wyton, 15 August 2001. © Richard Flagg

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The English Electric Canberra PR.9 gate guardian at Wyton, 5 April 2009. © Richard Flagg

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The Watch Office with Met Section at Wyton, 4 October 2015. © Richard Flagg

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Balloon Filling Hut at Wyton, 4 October 2015. © Richard Flagg

Includes footage of Wyton, 1950. Courtesy of British Pathé

Wyton Air Day, June 1984. Courtesy of seafurysmithpics

Wyton Heritage Centre, 2018. Courtesy of AirflowNZ

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Great Ashfield (Elswell)

Satellite(s):

Alconbury / Warboys

Decoy Airfield(s):

Colne / HaddenhamSomersham

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Hadleigh I / Harling Road / Old Weston / Therfield / Yelling

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