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Wigtown (Baldoon)

Major
Also known as: RAF Wigtown
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Current Status: Farmland / Public road
Date: August 1941 - 1948; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / Civil (minor)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: James Robertson Justice

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

  • Kirkinner Cemetery
  • Penkiln Timber & Builders Merchants
  • Royal Burgh of Wigtown & District Community Council
  • Wigtown, John McNeillie Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AOS

  • No 1 (O) AFU

  • No 14 MU

  • No 114 Sqn

  • No 174 Sqn

  • No 175 Sqn

  • No 182 Sqn

  • No 220 MU

  • No 3206 Servicing Commando
  • Bombing Trials Unit

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Remains of a runway at Wigtown, 21 September 2007.

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The control tower at Wigtown, 21 July 2010.

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Remains of the airfield at Wigtown, 21 July 2010.

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Remains of the airfield at Wigtown, 21 July 2010.

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Remains of a runway at Wigtown, 18 April 2011.

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The control tower at Wigtown, 18 April 2011.

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Remains of the airfield at Wigtown, 11 November 2011.

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Remains of a squash court building at Wigtown, 14 August 2013.

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Remains of the airfield at Wigtown, 18 June 2014.

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Remains of the airfield at Wigtown, 18 June 2014.

Car test at Wigtown, 23 November 2008. Courtesy of Euan Davidson

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