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Brackla

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The name is today best known for a nearby distillery dating back to 1812 but Brackla’s opening still forced the already existent Brackley, hundreds of miles away in Northamptonshire, to change its name to Croughton. One alternative suggestion as to why this happened relates to the nearby village of Cawdor and its links with the supposedly unlucky Shakespeare ‘Scottish play’.

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Also known as: Cawdor / No 102 Storage Sub-Site / No 102 Super SLG / RAF Brackla
County: Highland
Current Status: Farmland
Date: July 1941 - 29 December 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft preparation/storage / Trainer

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

  • Cawdor and West Nairnshire Community Council
  • Cawdor Heritage Group
  • John Dewar and Sons Ltd
  • Royal Brackla Distillery

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 AGS

  • No 2 CFS

    No 14 (P) AFU

  • No 19 OTU

    No 19 (P) AFU

    No 45 MU

  • Air Crew Allocation Centre

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Dalcross

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