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2011 (© Terence Wallis)
RAF Great Orton airfield
Airfield Today:
One of the airfields used for burial of millions of animals killed during the 2001 Foot and Mouth disease outbreak. Access restricted.
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Stations 3156/41.
Tower:
Not known
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
06/43 to 16/04/45, Satellite for No.6 O.T.U. Wellingtons from Silloth.
10/43 to 05/44,
No.55 O.T.U. Hurricanes and Masters. Became Tactical Excercise Unit, Typhoon Conversion Sqn, formed here 07/04/44.
17/11/43 to
19/12/43,
No.1674 H.C.U. Wellingtons.

18/04/44 to 02/01/45,
Warwicks of No. 281 and 282 A.S.R. Sqns here.
Airfield on Care and Maintenance when No.6 O.T.U. disbanded and postwar used for bomb storage by No.249 M.U. until closure.
RAF Great Orton airfield
Rear of Tower 2000 (© Russell Barnes)
Front of Tower 2000 (© Russell Barnes)
RAF Great Orton airfield
Airfield:
OTU, HCU, ASR, MU
Opened:
06/1943
Closed:
/1952
Code:
GE
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
3x - Blister
County:
Cumbria
Location:
1 mile S of Kirkbampton
OS Ref:
NY310538
Links
Russell Barnes Cumbria Defences website, for full information on these photographs: www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~rwbarnes/defence/wiggonby.htm
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RAF Great Orton airfield
2000 (© Russell Barnes)
RAF Great Orton airfield
2011 (© Terence Wallis)
RAF Great Orton airfield
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