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Auldbar (Montrose)

Major
Also known as: Aldbar (misspelling) / RAF Auldbar
County: Angus
Current Status: Farmland / Woodland
Date: April 1918 (earliest known date) - January 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Maritime patrol

Auldbar was a mooring-out station for anti-submarine patrol non-rigid airships from Longside. The precise position of this airfield remains not too clear but it was certainly sited at the time in Montreathmont Forest. Briefly originally known as Montrose until being partly renamed after a railway station to avoid confusion, Auldbar saw activity in the final months of World War One, after which peacetime brought swift closure as with all other similar supportive airfields engaged in this role.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Aberlemno Community Council
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Longside

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