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1943 (© via Allan Paul)
RAF Kinloss airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station
Tower Type:
Watch Office for all Commands 343/43 with added VCR 3957/58
Tower:
Not known
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
01/04/39 to 04/40, No. 14 Service Flying Training School with Harvard and Oxfords, moved to Cranfield.
12/39 to 01/40, 609 Squadron Spitfires.
04/40 to , No. 45 Maintenance Unit preparing various types including Halifax, Whitley, Wellington, Spitfire, Warwicks, etc.
04/40 to 05/40, Airfield transferred to Bomber Command and used by Whitleys of 77 and 102 Sqnuadrons from Driffield.
05/40 to 26/06/45, No. 19 OTU with Whitley and Wellington bombers.
07/45 to , Transferred to No. 236 OCU, Coastal Command with Beaufighter and Mosquitos and later Lancaster, Neptune and Shackleton.
12/49 to 04/51, 120 Squadron with Lancasters and Shackletons, moved to Aldergrove, returned 01/04/59 converting to Nimrods 02/71.
04/52 to 03/57, 217 Squadronn Neptunes from St. Eval.
RAF Kinloss airfield
1956 (© Graham Johnson)
RAF Kinloss airfield
(left) CRDF in the control room
(right) Movement control boards showing 236 Shackleton OCU, 217 Sqn Neptune, RCAF Sabre, USN P2V5 and RNAF Catalina
1956 (© Graham Johnson)
RAF Kinloss airfield
Airfield:
Operational Training Unit, Operational Conversion Unit
Opened:
04/1939
Closed:
N/A
Code:
KW
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - Bellman, 2x K Type, 9x L Type
County:
Scotland
Location:
9 miles W of Elgin
Links:
OS Ref:
NJ065536
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Kinloss airfield
1956 (© Graham Johnson)
RAF Kinloss airfield
Now with rooftop VCR 1959 (© via Allan Paul)
RAF Kinloss airfield
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