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Alloa (Forthbank)

Major
County: Clackmannanshire
Current Status: Open land
Date: 1916 - 1925
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

Alloa was an airfield attached to the aircraft factory of the British Caudron Company. This company was originally known as the W H Ewen Aviation Company, before it became a subsidiary of the French aircraft manufacturer, Caudron Airplane Company (Société des Avions Caudron). British Caudron manufactured 50 Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2s and 100 Sopwith Camels under licence from around 1916. The factory closed following the end of the war.

Flying continued from around 1920 through an aerial photography and advertising company, as well as for pleasure flights carried out by the Kingwill and Jones Flying Company. The airfield was also a venue for Sir Alan Cobham’s National Aviation Day Tours on 13 September 1932 and 7 July 1933 although other flying had ceased in 1925 when the site was bought by a ship building company. Nothing now survives of the airfield or aircraft factory.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Alloa Central Community Council
  • Alloa Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • British Caudron Company
  • Kingwill and Jones Flying Company
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Aerial view of Alloa, 26 September 1987.

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Aerial view of Alloa, 30 July 2009.

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Aerial view of the airfield looking south-east, 3 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of the airfield looking south-east, 3 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of the airfield looking east, 3 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of the airfield looking east-north-east, 3 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of the airfield looking north-west, 3 March 2014. © Crown Copyright: HES. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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