Airfield search

Wig Bay (Corsewall) (Kirkcolm) (Stranraer)

Also known as: Loch Ryan / RAF Corsewall / RAF Kirkcolm / RAF Stranraer / RAF Wig Bay
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Current Status: Leisure activity / Moorings
Date: World War One - 11 September 1957
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Water
Prominent People: Tony Hancock

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Kirkcolm Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Flying Boat Servicing Unit

  • No 4 (Coastal) OTU

  • No 11 Flying Boat Fitting Unit

  • No 57 MU

  • No 209 Sqn

  • No 210 Sqn

  • No 228 Sqn

  • No 240 Sqn

  • No 302 FTU

  • Flying Boat Servicing Unit

  • Flying Boat Storage Unit

  • Flying Boat Training Sqn

  • ‘G’ Flight

  • Seaplane Training Sqn

Bill Sandiford recalls his childhood memories of the flying boats at RAF Wig Bay. Courtesy of CoastArchaeology

Donnie Nelson shares his memories of the flying boats and life at RAF Wig Bay. Courtesy of CoastArchaeology



Storage Sub-Site(s):

Castle Kennedy / West Freugh

© 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