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Tynehead

Major
Also known as: Midlothian / RAF Tynehead / RFC Tynehead
County: Midlothian
Current Status: Farmland (precise location not known)
Date: February 1917 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2 and BE12 variants fighters of No 77 Squadron initially had Tynehead available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit switched to using Avro 504Ks at the beginning of 1918, these aircraft remaining in service after the end of fighting.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 77 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Penston / Turnhouse

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

New Haggerston / Penston / Whiteburn

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