RAF Silloth [entry point]


RAF Silloth [entry point]


RAF Silloth was located in Cumbria, 7 miles (11 kms) south-west of Kirkbride.

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The station opened in June 1939 and in November 1939 it came under the control of Coastal Command for the rest of the war. It was initially used by 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (OTU) equipped with Ansons, Bothas, Blenheims and Beauforts. From October 1941 to April 1942 the station was also home to the Hudsons of 320 Squadron. 1 OTU was replaced at the station in March 1943 by 6 (Coastal) OTU equipped with Wellingtons. A Czech training unit also used the station in 1943 for converting to B-24s.

Artwork                            Text
Map                                Text. Correspondence
Map. Navigation chart and log      Text. Diary
Moving image                       Text. Log book and record book
Photograph                         Text. Memoir
Physical object                    Text. Personal research
Physical object. Clothing          Text. Poetry
Physical object. Decoration        Text. Service material
Sound                              Text. Training material
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“RAF Silloth [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21821.

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