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1951 (© Michael Ward)
Grangemouth airfield
Airfield Today:
Industry, oil refinery
Tower Type:
Pre-war civil building
Tower:
Destroyed by fire in August 1952
Other Buildings:
None
History:
01/05/1939, Opened as Central Scotland Airport.
01/05/1939 to 09/39, No. 35 E&RFTS with Hawker Harts and DH Tiger Moths and No. 10 Civillian Air Navigation School with Ansons.
09/39 to 03/41, Airfield used by 602 Sqn Spitfires, 141 Sqn Blenheim and Gladiators and 263 Sqn Hurricanes and 614 Sqn Lysanders.
12/40 to 06/44, No. 58 Operational Training Unit with Spitfires, from 1942 satellite airfield at Balado Bridge. 10/43, 58 OTU renamed 2 Tactical Exercise Unit.
1945-46, Used as a Gliding School, 1948-49, 13 Refresher Flying School with Tiger Moths, then used by RAF Maintenance Command until closure.
RAF Grangemouth
August 1952 (© William Hibberd)
RAF Grangemouth
Airfield:
Civil aerodrome, OTU, Maintenance Command
Opened:
05/1939
Closed:
06/1955
ID Code:
GW
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
2x - tarmac
Hangars:
2x - civil, 8x - Blister
County:
Stirling, Scotland
Location:
3 miles NE of Falkirk
OS Ref:
NS946820
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RAF Grangemouth
1952 (© William Hibberd)
1952 (© William Hibberd)
RAF Grangemouth
Hello, the fire started at 0200 hrs one Sunday morning. The truck in Mick's photo was our service
radar truck and after the fire we had to move to RAF Bishopbriggs, as this was our sleeping quarters and main Station.
There were about 10 of us on radar servicing, we put them back on air as they were closed down after the war.
Best wishes from Bill Hibberd, electrical fitter
RAF Grangemouth airfield
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