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2004 (© Tony Donnelly)
RAF Wigtown airfield control tower
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for all Commands, 12779/41
Tower:
Derelict
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
08/1941 to 11/1945, No. 1 Air Observer School with Bothas then Ansons, 02/1942, renamed No. 1 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit. Airfield transferred to Maintenance Command as a sub-site of No. 220 Maintenance Unit from Dumfries.
06/1947 to 05/1948, RAF Bombing Trials Unit.
RAF Wigtown airfield
1981 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Wigtown airfield control tower
Airfield:
Flying training
Opened:
08/1941
Closed:
07/1948
Code:
GO
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass then 2x concrete built 1942
Hangars:
7x - Bellman, 14x - Blister
County:
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Location:
1 mile S of Wigtown
OS Ref:
NX433536
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Wigtown - 1 AOS - 1 (O)AFU -
2004 (© Bruce Symonds)
2001 (© Mark Church)
'Bombing wall' above Cairn Ryan with concrete direction arrow 2004 (© Tony Donnelly)
RAF Wigtown airfield control tower
2009 (© Bill Ward)
RAF Wigtown airfield control tower
RAF Wigtown airfield control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2007 -
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