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Machrihanish (Campbeltown) (Strabane)

Major

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The mythical Aurora hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft intended for United States Air Force use was repeatedly claimed to have used Machrihanish under conditions of exceptionally tight security.

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Also known as: HMS Landrail / RAF Machrihanish / RNAS Machrihanish / RNAS Strabane
County: Argyll and Bute
Current Status: Industry / Housing / Aviation
Date: Opened 15 June 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / FAA / Civil / US

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

  • Campbeltown Community Council
  • The Laggan Community Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • 21st Naval TBR Wing

  • 30th Naval Fighter Wing

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  • BEA

  • Flybe

  • Loganair

  • Scottish Airways

News report describing the Machrihanish Airbase Community Company's take over of the site, 2012. Courtesy of TheObanTimes

Motor racing at Machrihanish, 2014. Courtesy of CPL Motorsport Media

Aerial footage of Machrihanish, c. 2014. Courtesy of Andrew Brown

Wind farm construction at Machrihanish, 22 May 2017. Courtesy of Raymond Hosie Photography

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Plan of Machrihanish, c. 1940s. © Royal Navy Research Archive. Click here for more information.

Satellite(s):

Campbeltown

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