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Much-loved 1945 war film The Way To The Stars was shot at Catterick, the famous opening tracking shot of the now abandoned airfield a belatedly added device used to reflect how World War Two had come to an end in Europe as well as provide visual hints as to how the story would develop.

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Also known as: Marne Barracks / RAF Catterick / RFC Catterick
County: North Yorkshire
Current Status: Army barracks
Date: September 1914 - 30 June 1994
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Norwegian) / RAF (Polish) / RCAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Catterick HIVE
  • Catterick Library
  • Catterick Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Darlington & District Motor Club

 

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 Aircraft Delivery Flight

  • No 6 RAS

  • No 6 RS

  • No 6 TS

  • No 7 AACU

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  • No 14 TS

  • No 17 Sqn

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  • No 35 MU

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  • No 68 RS

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  • No 69 TS

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  • No 83 (Canadian) RS

  • No 88 (Canadian) RS

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  • No 645 GS

  • No 645 VGS

  • No 1472 (AAC) Flight

  • No 1489 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1490 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 2701 Sqn RAF Regiment
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  • RAF Film Unit

The 50th Anniversary of the RAF, including footage from Catterick, 1968. Courtesy of British Pathé

Satellite(s):

Scorton

Decoy Airfield(s):

Birkby

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Copmanthorpe / Helperby

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Appleton Wiske / Barmby / Binsoe / DunkeswickMenthorpe Gate / Murton / Pontefract Ripon I / Shipton / South Otterington

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