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This page will be available for any interesting facts relating to airfields.  Anything considered as long as it has a connection with any sort of flying ground, however remote.  The highest, the lowest, the biggest, the smallest, the longest, the shortest or the oldest.  Have you a  fascinating fact?  Send it to me to add to this page for all to share.  EMAIL ME HERE.

 

 

OLDEST HANGAR STILL IN USE BY THE RAF.

Did you know that the oldest Aircraft Hangar (1917) still in use in the Royal Air Force, is at RAF Leuchars, Fife?  A plaque placed on the wall reads;

 " The two double Royal Flying Corps general service aircraft sheds at RAF Leuchars are the oldest hangars in use on an operational Royal Air Force Station, or any airfield in Scotland.  They were built in 1917-18 for the Royal Naval Air Service by Messrs Melville, Dundas and Whitson of Glasgow, with timber truss roofs by the D. Anderson Company of Belfast, and have been in continuous use since before the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918."

Many thanks to John Carson of Glenrothes, Fife for this fact and the image below.

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