NO7260 : North end of the airfield

taken 9 years ago, near to Hillside, Angus, Great Britain

North end of the airfield
North end of the airfield
Broken-up concrete surface of the perimeter track at the disused aerodrome of Montrose. This, the oldest military airfield in Scotland, was opened for the Royal Flying Corps in 1913 and used by historic aircraft types such as Maurice Farmans, BE2s, SE5As, Avro 504s and Sopwith Camels throughout WW1. It reopened in 1936 and was used during WW2 as a pilot training airfield with some operational sorties by Hurricane fighters and Coastal Command Anson and Hudson aircraft. The RAF left shortly after the war ended, it was used occasionally by civil light aircraft until the 1990s but now no longer functions as an airfield.

It is also well known as being haunted by the ghost of an Irish RFC pilot who was killed in an accident during WW1.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright James Allan and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NO7260, 31 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 30 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Place (from Tags)
Montrose 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 7266 6021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:43.9643N 2:26.9077W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 7257 6002
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Aerodrome (Disused)  Ghost 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 55 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
thumbs up icon
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register