Gallery: A nostalgic look back at RAF Coltishall following bid to bring runway back into action
PUBLISHED: 13:15 19 September 2018
A bid from and aircraft manufacturers could once again see flying machines touch down on a former RAF runway.
Swift Aircraft, which builds aircrafts, has applied for permission to bring the disused runway at its base on the Scottow Enterprise Park back into action for test flights and deliver.
If the bid is successful, it would hark back to the enterprise park’s previous existence as the Royal Airforce’s Coltishall base.
Built in 1939 and opening the following years, Coltishall served the RAF for 66 years before closing down in 2006.
During this time, the many different impressive crafts used by the RAF became familiar sights and sounds to those living nearby,
Here, we take a nostalgic look back at some of these magnificent flying machines which frequented the base as they protected our country over the decades.
We also look at some of the memorable occasions experienced at the base, from Royal visits to reunion celebrations.