RAF Skitten

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RAF Skitten
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Killimster, Caithness
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1945 (1945)
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 58°29′45″N 003°09′50″W / 58.49583°N 3.16389°W / 58.49583; -3.16389Coordinates: 58°29′45″N 003°09′50″W / 58.49583°N 3.16389°W / 58.49583; -3.16389
Map
RAF Skitten is located in Caithness
RAF Skitten
RAF Skitten
Location in Caithness
Runways
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RAF Skitten is a former Royal Air Force station directly east of the village of Killimster, located 5.1 miles (8.2 km) north east of Watten, Caithness, Scotland and 4.7 miles (7.6 km) northwest of Wick, Caithness, Scotland. On 19 November 1942, Operation Freshman departed from RAF Skitten.[1]

History[edit]

Current use[edit]

The site is now used for quarrying and as farmland.[15]

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References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Otway, p.72
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 41.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 51.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 61.
  5. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 65.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 71.
  7. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 74.
  8. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 80.
  9. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 89.
  10. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 94.
  11. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 95.
  12. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 99.
  13. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 100.
  14. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 101.
  15. ^ a b c "Skitten". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Otway, Lieutenant-Colonel T.B.H (1990). The Second World War 1939–1945 Army - Airborne Forces. London: Imperial War Museum. ISBN 0-901627-57-7.