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Cark (Flookburgh)

Also known as: Cark Aerodrome / Grange-over-Sands / RAF Cark
County: Cumbria
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland (main position) / Housing / Industry / Leisure activity (main position)
Date: April 1939 - 3 June 1946; subsequent limited flying to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF (main user) / Civil (limited flying)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Anti-aircraft co-operation (main role) / General aviation (limited flying) / Trainer (main role)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Airfield Farm Riding Centre and Livery Yard
  • Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society
  • Century Fairs
  • Grange over Sands Library
  • Lakeland Leisure Park
  • Lower Allithwaite Parish Council
  • Lower Holker Parish Council
  • The Cumbria Steam Gathering

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Wigan & District Motor Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU ‘F’ Flight

  • No 1 AACU ‘R’ Flight

  • No 1 Staff Pilot Training Unit

  • No 6 AACU

  • No 188 EGS / NW188 EGS

  • No 188 GS

  • No 650 Sqn

  • No 1614 (AAC) Flight

  • Pilot-Navigation Instructors Course

  • Staff Pilot Training Unit


A pillbox at Cark, 16 November 2010.


A pillbox at Cark, 20 May 2013.

Racing at Cark, 1983. Courtesy of 2wheelsonline

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