RAF station Wick
Caithness, Scotland.
Active from 1939 to 1946

This is a reference website aiming to collate the various information, records and images relating to RAF Wick.
Also including RAF Skitten, RAF Castletown, RNAS Dounreay and the decoy 'airfield' of Sarclet.
Whilst focusing on the second world war era, this site will also include a general history of Wick Airport.
Very much a work in progress, and this site has only recently (Oct 17) been populated. Information and submissions welcome to: info (at) RAF Wick .co.uk (replace the at and remove the gaps).



In 1939 the Air Ministry requesitioned Wick airfield and its chapter as RAF Wick started. Initially it was used as a grass airstrip but the wet winter weather quickly turned the runways into bogs, Tarmac runways became a priority and work quickly started.
By the end of the war, Wick would see 3 hard runways and 4 large hangars constructed as well as many hard standing dispersal areas and a large area of bomb stores.
Evidence of much of this can still be seen today.