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Machrihanish (Campbeltown) (Strabane)

Major

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The mythical Aurora hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft intended for United States Air Force use was repeatedly claimed to have used Machrihanish under conditions of exceptionally tight security.

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Also known as: HMS Landrail / RAF Machrihanish / RNAS Machrihanish / RNAS Strabane
County: Argyll and Bute
Current Status: Industry / Housing / Aviation
Date: Opened 15 June 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / FAA / Civil / US

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

  • Campbeltown Community Council
  • The Laggan Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • 21st Naval TBR Wing

  • 30th Naval Fighter Wing

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  • BEA

  • Flybe

  • Loganair

  • Scottish Airways

Aerial footage of Machrihanish, c. 2014. Courtesy of Andrew Brown

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Plan of Machrihanish, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

Satellite(s):

Campbeltown

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