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Charterhall (Eccles Tofts)

Major
Also known as: RAF Charterhall / RAF Eccles Tofts / RFC Eccles Tofts / Slaughter Hall
County: Scottish Borders
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: December 1916 (earliest known date) - 1947
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / RFC / FAA / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1942)
Prominent People: Jim Clark / Richard Hillary / Jackie Stewart
Aircraft Roles: Fighter / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Berwick & District Motor Club
  • Border Ecosse Car Club Ltd
  • Border Skip Hire
  • Duns Library
  • Gavinton Fogo & Polwarth Community Council
  • Leitholm, Eccles and Birgham Community Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Ecurie Ecosse

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 Armament Practice Station
  • No 54 OTU
  • No 77 Sqn
  • No 130 Sqn
  • No 165 Sqn
  • No 263 Sqn
  • No 303 Sqn
  • No 770 Sqn
  • No 772 Sqn
  • No 2780 Sqn RAF Regiment

Motor racing at Charterhall in the 1960s. Courtesy of smilinrik

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Penston / Turnhouse

Satellite(s):

Winfield

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

New Haggerston / Penston / Whiteburn

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