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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
PQ coded Spitfires of 58 OTU in 1942
Toni Murkowski 1942
1942 (© Toni Murkowski via Douglas Alexander)
1982 (© Paul Francis)
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:
www.balado.co.uk
©:
All photos © copyright as stated
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 -