No. 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF

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No. 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Active 1940-1944
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Role Training
Part of No. 17 Group RAF
Aircraft flown
Bomber Bristol Blenheim
Fighter Bristol Beaufighter
Trainer Avro Anson

No. 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit RAF was a training unit operated by the Royal Air Force Coastal Command. The unit started operating from late 1940 and disbanded during early 1944.[1]

History[edit]

The unit formed on 1 October 1940 at RAF Catfoss training strike and twin engined fighter crews. The unit initially used Bristol Blenheims and Avro Ansons before these were replaced by the Bristol Beaufighter. When the demand for the aircraft reduced the training was transferred to No. 132 OTU[2] and the unit was disbanded on 15 February 1944 at Catfoss.[1]

Airfields used[edit]

The main airfield for the unit was RAF Catfoss however a number of different airfields were also used.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lake 1999, p. 144.
  2. ^ a b c d "No 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "RAF Catfoss". Control Towers. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "RAF Driffield". Control Towers. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lake, A Flying Units of the RAF. Shrewbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1999. ISBN 1-84037-086-6.