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Penston I

Also known as: Penston Landing Ground / RFC Penston / Tranent
County: East Lothian
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 - January 1917
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

The original airfield to bear the name of Penston was a very short-lived landing ground for No 77 Squadron on the other side of the B6363 road from its successor. No sooner had the planners requisitioned this site than a location immediately to the east was considered more suitable and quickly emerged as a replacement after only a month.


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 Squadron


Plan of Penston I. Courtesy of Ed Andrews


Plan of Penston I and II. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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