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Port Ellen (Glenegedale) (Islay)

Major
Also known as: Islay Airport / RAF Islay / RAF Port Ellen
County: Argyll and Bute
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 30 August 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Fly Cuppa Cafe
  • Highlands and Islands Airports Limited - operator
  • Islay Car Hire
  • Islay Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 304 FTU
  • No 878 Sqn
  • No 890 Sqn
  • BEA
  • British Airways
  • Flybe
  • Islay GC
  • Loganair
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The Battle Headquarters at Port Ellen with the modern airfield in the background, 16 August 2004.

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Part of the perimeter track at Port Ellen, 30 May 2005.

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View of Port Ellen airfield, 8 June 2005.

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Remains of the airfield at Port Ellen, 8 June 2005.

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Looking across the airfield at Port Ellen, 16 July 2009.

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The control tower at Port Ellen, 11 May 2010.

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Various buildings at Port Ellen, 2 June 2011.

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Port Ellen airfield, 4 July 2018.

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