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2007 (© RK)
RAF East Fortune airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, Museum of Flight
Tower Type:
WW2 Watch Office without Met Section for Coastal Command Stations
Tower:
WW2 Watch Office remains in derelict condition
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
1916 to 1918, Royal Naval Air Station used by Avro 504s and Coastal and North Sea Class blimps. 1917-18, R.9, R.24 and R.29 airships here.
01/04/1918 to 1920, Transferred to the RAF for torpedo bomber training. 06/1940, Reopened as a satellite for Drem.
06/1941 to 05/1946, No. 60 Operational Training Unit with Blenheims, Defiants, Masters and Oxfords from Leconfield. 10/1941 to ?, Re-equipped with Beafighters training Coastal Command aircrews. 11/1942, Renamed No. 132 OTU and also had Beauforts and Mosquitoes.
Airfield closed 1947 and sold off in 1960.
1961, Used as a Civil airport for a short time.
RAF East Fortune
2004 (© Frank Quinn)
RAF East Fortune
Airfield:
OTU,
Opened:
/1916
Closed:
/1947
Code:
EF
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass then 3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
3x - Callendar Hamilton, 1x - T2, 8x - Blister
County:
East Lothian, Scotland
Location:
4 miles NE of Haddington
OS Ref:
NT555786
Links:
Museum of Flight, East Fortune
©:
All photographs and artwork copyright © as stated
RAF East Fortune
2007 (© Mike Bishop)
RAF East Fortune airfield
2006 (© Terry Small)
2005 (© AG)
RAF East Fortune airfield
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