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Belhaven Sands

Major
Also known as: Belhaven / RAF Belhaven Sands
County: East Lothian
Current Status: Beach
Date: July 1918 - November 1918
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

Sopwith Cuckoos from East Fortune used the sands at Belhaven during the second half of 1918 for early torpedo dropping trials. A Bessonneau hangar existed here to assist personnel present.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):
  • Dunbar Community Council
  • Dunbar Library
  • West Barns Community Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • East Lothian Life http://www.eastlothianlife.co.uk/default.asp?page=issue&issue=105
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Aerial view of Belhaven Bay, taken from the east-south-east, 17 February 2005. © Crown Copyright: HES

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Belhaven Sands, 12 March 2014.

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Belhaven Sands, 1 November 2017.

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View from the south-east across Belhaven Sands, 26 June 2019.

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View from the south-east across Belhaven Sands, 26 June 2019.

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