Coningsby flying units 1941 to date.

This is a brief look at units that have been based at RAF Coningsby.

Base opened 4th Nov 1940

106Sqn Feb 1941 to Oct 1942

Aircraft type /Hampden/Manchester/Lancaster

97Sqn Mar 1941 to  Mar 1942 (moved to Woodhall Spa)

Aircraft type /Manchester

1514 BAT flight spring 1943

Aircraft type /Anson/Oxford

Base closed for major reconstruction work. Sep 1942 to Aug 1943

617Sqn Aug 1943  to Jan 1944 (moved to Woodhall Spa)

Aircraft type /Lancaster

61Sqn Jan 1944  to  Apr 1944 (moved to Skellingthorpe)

Aircraft type /Lancaster

619Sqn Jan 1944  to  Apr 1944 (moved to Dunholme Lodge)

Aircraft type /Lancaster

97Sqn Apr 1944 to  Nov 1946 (moved to Hemswell)

Aircraft type /Lancaster/Lincoln

83Sqn Apr  1944 to  Nov 1946 (moved to Hemswell )

Aircraft type /Lancaster  /Lincoln

109Sqn Nov 1946 to Mar 1950

Aircraft type / Mosquito

139Sqn Nov 1946 to Mar 1950

Aircraft type / Mosquito

16 OTU Nov 1946 to Mar 1950

Aircraft type / Mosquito

231OCU Nov 1946 to Mar 1950

Aircraft type / Mosquito

149Sqn Oct 1950 to May 1954

Aircraft type  / Boeing B-29 Washington/ Canberra B2

15Sqn Feb 1951  to Feb 1954

Aircraft type / Boeing B-29 Washington/ Canberra B2

44Sqn May 1951  to Feb 1954

Aircraft type  / Boeing B-29 Washington/ Canberra B2

57Sqn April 1952 to Feb 1954

Aircraft type /Boeing B-29 Washington/Canberra B2

40Sqn Oct 1953 to  Feb 1954

Aircraft type   /Canberra B2

Base closed  Jun 1954 to 1956 for rebuild.

57 Sqn   1956 to 1958

Aircraft type / Canberra B2

249Sqn Aug 1957 to Aug 1957

Aircraft type  /Canberra B2

9Sqn Mar 1962 to  Nov 1964

Aircraft type  / Canberra B2/Then Vulcan B2

12Sqn   1962 to Nov 1964

Aircraft type   / Canberra B2/ Then Vulcan B2

35Sqn  1962 to Nov 1964

Aircraft type   / Vulcan B2

Base closed  Nov 1964 untill Dec 1967

228OCU Aug 1968  to  Apr 1987 ( moved to Leuchars)

Aircraft type  / Phantom FGR2

6Sqn May 1969  to Oct 1974

Aircraft type  /  Phantom FGR2

54Sqn Sep 1969  to Apr 1974

Aircraft type  /  Phantom FGR2

41Sqn Apr 1972  to  Feb 1977

Aircraft type   / Phantom FGR2

111Sqn Oct 1974 to  Nov 1975

Aircraft type  /  Phantom FGR2

29Sqn Dec 1974  to  Apr 1998

Aircraft type  / Phantom FGR2/ Tornado F3

23Sqn Nov 1975 to Feb 1976

Aircraft type  / Phantom FGR2

56(R)Sqn Mar 1976 to Jul 1976

Aircraft type  / Phantom FGR2

BBMF** Mar 1976  Current

Aircraft type  /various

 

June 1981 work started on the HAS sites on the Southside.

Base closed Mar 1984 to Oct 1984 runway resurface

 

229OCU Nov 1984 to July 1992  then became 56(R)Sqn

Aircraft type  / Tornado  F2 / Tornado F3

29Sqn Apr 1987 to Oct 1998

Aircraft type  / Tornado F3

5Sqn Jul 1992 to Sep 2002

Aircraft type  / Tornado F3

SAOEU Apr 2004 Currant then Renamed FJ&WOEU Renamed then 41(R)TES**

Aircraft type  /  Tornado F3,GR4/Harrier GR7/,GR9/Jaguar GR3/Typhoon FGR4,T3.

17(R)Sqn Mar 2005  to Apr 2013 Renamed 17(R)TES

Aircraft type  / Typhoon T1/F2/T1A/T3/FGR4

29(R)Sqn ** Nov 2005 Current

Aircraft type  / Typhoon T1/F2/T1A/FGR4/T3

3(F)Sqn** Mar 2006 Current

Aircraft type / Typhoon T1/F2/T1A/FGR4/T3

6Sqn Apr  2007 to May 2008

Aircraft type / Jaguar GR3A/T4

11Sqn** Mar 2007 Currant

Aircraft type / Typhoon F2/T1A/FGR4/T3

6Sqn Jan 2010 to Sep 2010  (moved to Leuchars)

Aircraft type / Typhoon FGR4/T3

 

A very unique airbase with such a diverse number of types to be seen flying on a daily basis.

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