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The name is today best known for a nearby distillery dating back to 1812 but Brackla’s opening still forced the already existent Brackley, hundreds of miles away in Northamptonshire, to change its name to Croughton. One alternative suggestion as to why this happened relates to the nearby village of Cawdor and its links with the supposedly unlucky Shakespeare ‘Scottish play’.

Also known as: Brackla Aerodrome / Cawdor (unofficial local name) / No 102 Storage Sub-Site / No 102 Super SLG / RAF Brackla
County: Highland
Current Status: Farmland
Date: July 1941 - 29 December 1947
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later metal
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft preparation/storage / Trainer

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

  • Cawdor and West Nairnshire Community Council
  • Cawdor Heritage Group
  • John Dewar and Sons Ltd
  • Royal Brackla Distillery

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 AGS

  • No 2 CFS

  • No 14 (P) AFU

  • No 19 OTU

  • No 19 (P) AFU

  • No 45 MU

  • Air Crew Allocation Centre


Part of the perimeter track at Brackla, 15 March 2007.


Remains of the airfield at Brackla, 15 March 2007.


Part of the perimeter track at Brackla, 13 August 2015.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Banff / Church LawfordDalcross

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