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2006 Roy Keen)
RAF Tain airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch office with Met Section 518/40
Tower:
Control tower may be demolished soon... 'I managed to visit Tain today, dry but a freezing wind! Control tower still there but in very poor condition, managed to get a look inside. Some other structures have recently been demolished so I think it is only a matter of time before the inevitable, regards, Roy Keen'

('There was a second tower at Tain, the other was used for the range and was pulled down in the 1990s, it was a weird wooden structure that was actually a cut down signals mast. And boy did it sway in a strong wind! via Richard Elwell')
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
09/41 to 10/41, Fighter Sector Station with 17 Sqn Hurricanes.
10/41 to 03/42, 123 Squadron from Castletown.
03/42 to 04/42, 801 Squadron Fleet Air Arm with Sea Hurricanes.
03/42 and 04/42, 76 Squadron Halifaxes used the airfield for two attacks on the Tirpitz in Norway.
06/42 to 04/43, Coastal Command Development Unit moved here from Ballykelly.
01/43 to 11/46, No 1 Torpedo Refresher School (later renamed Torpedo Training Unit) training RAF and RN aircrews.
02/43, Transferred to Coastal Command and used by many Sqns on recce and anti shipping patrols.
07/44 to 08/45, 86 Squadron with Liberators. 08/44 to 06/45, 311 Sqn with Liberators.
RAF Tain
2006 John Webb)
RAF Tain airfield
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
/1946
ID Code:
TN
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2, 3x - Bellman, 8x - Blister
County:
Scotland
Location:
3-1/2 miles E of Tain
OS Ref:
NH828818
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2002 Roy Keen)
RAF Tain airfield
2002 Roy Keen)
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2006 Ross-shire Journal via Roy Keen)
RAF Tain airfield
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