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  • united kingdom North Coates

    Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

    United Kingdom

    Satellite and aerial maps of North Coates with nearby locations

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    3.0044 off North Coates, Offshore UK
    6.2114EGXS RAF Donna Nook, England
    6.5313 Cleethorpes, England
    11.9294 Princess of Wales Hospital, England
    13.0316 Port of Grimsby, England
    18.6251EGXB Binbrook, England

    1916 to present

    53° 29' 53'' N - 0° 4' 0'' E
    4.5nm SE of Cleethorpes
    ICAO: IATA: Local: EGG59
    Elevation: 17 feet

    History of this Location

    North Coates has seen several phases of use:
    • an Army camp from before 1910
    • from 1916 as a forward patrol base for Royal Flying Corps aircraft to intercept Zeppelins during the latter part of WWI, until spring 1919
    • reactivated in 1926 as an armaments training camp, servicing the nearby Donna Nook Range
    • during WWII it was a Coastal Command base
    • from 1948 it was used for parts recovery and scrapping of wrecked aircraft
    • Search and Rescue base for 275 Sq B Flt, from Feb 1955
    • from Jul 1956 it was transformed into a Bloodhound SAM base, until the RAF Station closed in Dec 1990
    • now used for general aviation on a part of the old RAF base.

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    List of units at North Coates

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1954/57275 SquadronType 171 Sycamore 1954/59
    Type 171 Sycamore 1953/55

    List of aircraft and events at North Coates

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    1955-feb Detachment275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XE317
    1956-jan Detachment275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XG514
    1957-may-20 Accident275 Squadron Sycamore 4 XJ363
    2019-feb-15 AH9 ZG914

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