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RAF Dounreay
IATA: none – ICAO: EGPY
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator RAF, Royal Navy
Location Dounreay
In use 1944 - 1954
Elevation AMSL 112 ft / 34 m
Coordinates 58°35′0″N 3°43′40″W / 58.583333°N 3.72778°W / 58.583333; -3.72778Coordinates: 58°35′0″N 3°43′40″W / 58.583333°N 3.72778°W / 58.583333; -3.72778
Map
Highland UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
EGPY
Location in Highland

RAF Dounreay was built for RAF Coastal Command in 1944 but not used by them.[1] Transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Tern II but not commissioned and on care and maintenance until 1954.

In 1955 the airfield was taken over by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) for developing a fast breeder reactor. One runway was kept operational until the 1990s for transport to/from the site.

See alsoEdit

  • Dounreay

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