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Stobo Castle

Minor
County: Scottish Borders
Date: 1928 (probable date) - 1933 (probable date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Hilton Murray-Philipson
Aircraft Roles: General aviation

Hylton R. Murray-Philipson was the owner of Stobo Castle from the mid-1920s for the next decade. In addition to being a businessman and MP, he served as the Commanding Officer of No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, and as a private civil pilot operated several de Havilland light aircraft from his stately home. Murray-Philipson was lucky to survive in June 1930 when his de Havilland Puss Moth crashed near the Goodwin Sands in the English Channel while flying between Croydon and Paris. Unfortunately he latterly suffered from considerable ill-health and died at at the age of only 31 in May 1934, having only shortly before resigned his RAF commission. He is buried in nearby Stobo Kirk.

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