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Many famous British comedians have links with Britain’s airfields, especially in World War Two, but the first one became famous music hall star Harry Tate who received some flying lessons here. The important Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 reconnaissance type used in World War One was nicknamed after him through rhyming slang.

Also known as: Barrhead Aerodrome / Cowan Park
County: East Renfrewshire
Current Status: Housing / Open land
Date: 3 June 1911 - April 1912
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Harry Tate
Aircraft Roles: General aviation

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

  • Barrhead & Neilston Historical Association
  • Barrhead Community Council
  • Barrhead Foundry Library
  • Darnley and Southpark Village Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • Scottish Aviation Company

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