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RAF Wittering Viewing map


RAF Wittering airfield (ICAO identity = EGXT) presents a real challenge for anyone wanting to photograph the resident Harriers of 20(R) Sqn. The airfield is located immediately next to the busy A1, around eight miles northwest of Peterborough and four miles south of Stamford.

Although numerous other viewing locations exist, none of these can be considered worth visiting for photography thanks to either distance or the nature of the busy A1, so we’ll opt for keeping everyone safe and provide details of just two locations – marked as Location (1) and Location (2) on the map.

Location (1) is located off the northbound A1, accessible via the Wittering village junction. Drive through the village and you’ll note the road takes you away from the airfield; look out for a lane to the right with a sign for a pig farm and 'Private Road' sign prominently displayed. The land owners do not generally object to persons using this area, just remember the usual requirements to park sensibly and take your litter away with you. From this location views of the taxiway and hangars are possible at Location (1a).

Location (2) provides the closest possible views of runway 08; from Location (1) continue driving away from Wittering village. At the A47 junction turn right (towards Leicester) then take the next right towards Collyweston. Immediately on your right is a parking area, providing views of aircraft on finals although the aircraft can still be quite high at this point.

Please refer to the RAF Cottesmore viewing guide for an airfield offering excellent Harrier photographic opportunities.


Scanner Frequencies


125.525 Tower
130.200 Approach
369.225 Ground
372.225 Tower
278.450 Director/Radar
275.325 Talkdown (Primary)
234.075 Approach
244.550 Par Secondary
277.775 London Mil East ICF
278.600 Swanwick Mil SW ICF
252.875 Swanwick Mil Central ICF
242.475 DATIS
282.625 Scottish Mil ICF
281.375 Holbeach Range
375.225 Holbeach Range
233.275 20(R)Sqn A2A
378.350 20(R)Sqn A2A
298.200 20(R)Sqn Kestrel Ops
241.725 20(R)Sqn A2A
278.000 NATO Low Level
257.800 NATO Tower Common
385.400 NATO Radar Common


Callsigns

20(R) Sqn

Blazer - Dockit - Native - Pagan - Striker - Talent - Thumper


RAF Wittering Residents

 

20 (R) Sqn

ZD401
30
Harrier GR.9
ZD468
58
Harrier GR.9
ZG474
64
Harrier GR.9
ZG502
73
Harrier GR.9
ZG506
77
Harrier GR.9
ZG530
84
Harrier GR.9
ZH660
108
Harrier T.12
ZH661
109
Harrier T.12
ZH662
110
Harrier T.10
ZH663
111
Harrier T.12
ZH665
113
Harrier T.10

 

Harrier T.10 ZH659 20(R) Sqn

Harrier GR.7A ZG472 20(R) Sqn

 

 

 

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