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RAF Dundonald
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Type Royal Air Force station
Coordinates Latitude: 55.589
Longitude: -4.604
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1945 (1945)
Current
owner
Air Ministry
Controlled by Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Garrison RAF Fighter Command
Battles/wars Second World War

Royal Air Force station Dundonald or more simply RAF Dundonald is a former Royal Air Force station located in Ayrshire, Scotland, some miles inland from the coastal town of Troon.

It was used by 516 Squadron during the Second World War for training with commando and assault troops.

UnitsEdit

Current useEdit

The former site of the Dundonald aerodrome is now an industrial estate named Olympic Business Park. A building that looks very much like a hangar still exists on the site.

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford 2001, p. 23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Dundonald (Bogside)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/dundonald-bogside. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. Jefford 2001, p. 33.
  4. Jefford 2001, p. 45.
  5. Jefford 2001, p. 81.
  6. Jefford 2001, p. 90.
  7. Jefford 2001, p. 95.

BibliographyEdit

  • Jefford, C.G, MBE, BA, RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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