Did you know?"
This remote grass airfield was where Rudolf Hess intended to land as a result of his highly controversial flight to Britain in May 1941. He could never have actually safely done so as Dungavel was too small for a Messerschmitt Bf 110 – but numerous strange stories such as an official reception party waiting at the airfield and landing lights being switched on for a period that night continue to linger."
|Also known as:||RAF Dungavel|
|Current Status:||Asylum holding centre / Farmland / Leisure activity|
|Date:||1930s - World War Two|
|Used By:||RAF / Civil|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
|Aircraft Roles:||General aviation / Trainer|
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
- Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre
- Sandford and Upper Avondale Community Council
Main unit(s) present:
- No 1 EGS / S1 EGS
- No 1 GS