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RAF Donibristle
RNAS Donibristle (HMS Merlin)

Ensign of the Royal Air ForceNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Royal Navy
Location Donibristle, Fife
Built 1916 (1916)
In use 1917-1959 (1959)
Elevation AMSL 128 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 56°02′27″N 003°20′57″W / 56.04083°N 3.34917°W / 56.04083; -3.34917Coordinates: 56°02′27″N 003°20′57″W / 56.04083°N 3.34917°W / 56.04083; -3.34917
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RAF Donibristle
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RAF Donibristle is a former Royal Air Force station located 2.7 miles (4.3 km) east of Rosyth, Fife, Scotland and 8.7 miles (14.0 km) northwest of Edinburgh, Lothian.


The following units were posted here at some point:

Current useEdit

The site is now a combination of Donibristle Industrial Park and Hillend Industrial Park.[6]

See alsoEdit




  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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