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1993 (© Douglas Alexander)
RAF Balado Bridge airfield
Airfield Today:
Balado Activity Centre, agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Station variously updated to patterns 4520/41, 8142/41, 7332/42
Tower:
Modernised into offices for Activity Centre in 1997
Other Buildings:
Few
History:
03/42 to 06/44, Opened as a satellite to Grangemouth, No. 58 OTU training fighter pilots with Spitfires. 10/43, Renamed 2 Tactical Excercise Unit. Airfield taken over by the War Department 11/1944, used post-war for scrapping ex-Fleet Air Arm aircraft up to 1952.
Used from 1946 for light aircraft and gliding until final closure in 1957.
RAF Balado Bridge airfield
1982 (© Paul Francis)
PQ coded Spitfires of 58 OTU in 1942
Toni Murkowski 1942
1942 (© Toni Murkowski via Douglas Alexander)
RAF Balado Bridge airfield
Airfield:
Operational Training Unit
Opened:
30/03/1942
Closed:
1957
ID Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
2x - concrete
Hangars:
1x - B1, 1x - Super Robin, 4x - Blister
County:
Tayside, Scotland
Location:
2 miles west of Kinross
OS Ref:
NO095035
Links:
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RAF Balado Bridge airfield
1997 (© Douglas Alexander)
RAF Balado Bridge airfield
RAF Balado Bridge airfield www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001
- Balado Bridge - updated 17/12/2014 -