Airfield search

Hoprig Mains

Major
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 30/11/2018):

  • Macmerry & Gladsmuir 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

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 77 Sqn
001DSC05533.jpeg

Hoprig Mains, as viewed from the north-east edge of Macmerry, 25 June 2019.

002DSC05536.jpeg

View to the west across Hoprig Mains, 25 June 2019.

© 2019 ABCT All rights reserved.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4LB.
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123