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Hoprig Mains

Also known as: Hoprig Mains Landing Ground / RFC Hoprig Mains / Tranent
County: East Lothian
Current Status: Farmland (precise location not known)
Date: October 1916 - June 1917
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 77 Squadron had Hoprig Mains available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. Although the precise location remains not wholly clear, it lay separately to the north-east of later much better known Macmerry, along with a long-standing farm bearing the same name.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/04/2017):

  • Macmerry & Gladsmuir Community Council


Main unit(s) present:

  • No 77 Sqn

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