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RAF Cosford is a Royal Air Force station in Shropshire, just to the northwest of Wolverhampton and next to Albrighton. It is a major centre of ground training, shortly to become the RAF's largest ground training centre.
RAF Cosford opened in 1938 as a joint aircraft maintenance, storage and technical training unit. It has remained mainly a training unit to this day. Schools stationed there include: No 1 School of Technical Training; No1 Radio School; the Defence School of Photography; and the RAF School of Physical Training. Flying units include the University of Birmingham Air Squadron, No 8 Air Experience Flight and No 633 Volunteer Gliding School. The Wales and West regional headquarters and West Mercian Wing headquarters of the Air Training Corps are based there.
There is also the Aerospace Museum at the site, which is a branch of the RAF Museum, displaying a unique collection of research and development aircraft, along with collections of missiles and airliners.
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