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Renfrew (Glasgow) (Moorpark)


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The new airport terminal opened in 1954 was dominated by an extremely distinctive arch at the entrance, not entirely dissimilar to today’s structure at Wembley Stadium in London. Sadly this supposedly listed feature was abruptly demolished along with the rest of the now disused site in the 1970s and replaced by a Tesco store.

Also known as: Glasgow Airport / RAF Renfrew / Renfrew Aerodrome / Renfrew Airport / RFC Renfrew
County: Renfrewshire
Current Status: Housing
Date: 1915 - 2 May 1966
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / FAA / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Prominent People: David Barclay / Jimmy Logan

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

  • Renfrew Community Council
  • Renfrew High School
  • Renfrew Library
  • Renfrew Museum
  • Tesco Renfrew Superstore
  • The Viscount

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 6 (Glasgow) AAP
  • No 6 (Renfrew) AAP
  • No 6 (Scottish) ARD
  • No 33 Sqn
  • No 55 Sqn
  • No 80 Sqn
  • No 309 Sqn
  • No 602 Sqn
  • No 666 Sqn
  • No 823 Sqn
  • No 1831 Sqn
  • Aberdeen Airways
  • Aeronautical Inspection, Glasgow
  • Air Enterprises
  • Airwork Ltd
  • BEA
  • British Eagle
  • British Hospitals Air Pageant
  • C.D. Barnard Air Tours Ltd
  • Cambrian Airways
  • Capital Services (Aero) Ltd
  • Dan-Air
  • Derby Airways
  • Glasgow UAS
  • Hunting-Clan Air Transport
  • Isle of Man Air Services
  • Manx Airlines
  • Midland and Scottish Air Ferries
  • Northern and Scottish Airways
  • Railway Air Services
  • Scottish Airlines
  • Scottish Airways
  • Scottish Aviation Limited
  • Scottish Flying Club
  • Starways
  • United Airways
  • West of Scotland Aviation Co

"The Skyway Ambulance" flying from Renfrew to the Western Isles, 1934. Courtesy of British Pathé

An air ambulance flies from Renfrew to Askernish, 1939. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage includes Republic F-84 Thunderjets at Renfrew, 1951. Courtesy of British Pathé

 An air ambulance flies from Renfrew to Barra, 1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

Landing at Renfrew in 1965. Courtesy of clarkgore




Plans of Renfrew, 1918. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

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