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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 27.3412 N, 80.4048 E
Altitude: 138 metres (452 feet)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Sitapur
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Country: India
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Lucknow-Bareilly State Railway
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Sitapur, 60 miles NW of Lucknow, was the headquarters of Sitapur District in the Lucknow Division of United Provinces during the British period. It was a cantonment town.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Sitapur
Variants: Seetapore


Indian Central Flying School (Sitapur)

An Indian Central Flying School was established at Sitapur in December, 1913, commanded by an officer of the 29th Punjab Regiment. [1]. Prior to establishment it was stated that "we propose... to confine the work in the first instance to experiments and not to include the tuition of beginners. It is intended to begin with four officers, all of whom are in possession of pilot certificates. They will be provided with six aeroplanes for experimental purposes".[2] The School was part of the Royal Flying Corps, Military Wing, part of the British Army, although details appear in the Navy Lists.[3]. The School was closed on mobilisation.[4]

External Links

Sitapur Town Imperial Gazetteer of India


  1. "Flying high at 75" by B. G. Verghese August 5, 2007 Spectrum: The Tribune
  2. "The Indian Budget 1913" page 216 The Rt. Hon. Mr. E. S. Montagu on Indian Affairs, published 1917.
  3. Page 431f Monthly Navy List August 1914
  4. Page 431k The Navy List January 1915