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Edzell I

Also known as: Edzell Aerodrome / RAF Edzell
County: Aberdeenshire
Current Status: Farmland
Date: July 1918 - April 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer

Flying began at Edzell in July 1918, just north of the much better known Second World War site, with the formation of No 26 Training Depot Station. Training was carried out using a variety of aircraft, including Avro 504s and Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2Bs and SE5as. After the war, training was scaled down and the school disbanded in April 1919. The original Edzell quickly closed and has now all but completely disappeared.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/9/2017):

  • Mearns Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 26 TDS

Aerial view of the First World War Airfield, looking south-east, 10 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor


Aerial view of the former First World War airfield, looking north-north-west, 10 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor

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