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This remote grass airfield was where Rudolf Hess intended to land as a result of his highly controversial flight to Britain in May 1941. He could never have actually safely done so as Dungavel was too small for a Messerschmitt Bf 110 – but numerous strange stories such as an official reception party waiting at the airfield and landing lights being switched on for a period that night continue to linger.

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Also known as: RAF Dungavel
County: South Lanarkshire
Current Status: Asylum holding centre / Farmland / Leisure activity
Date: 1930s - World War Two
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

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

  • Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre
  • Sandford and Upper Avondale Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 EGS
  • No 1 GS

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