| RAF Findo Gask|
No. 25 SLG
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Location||Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland|
|Elevation AMSL||363 ft / 110 m|
RAF Findo Gask was a Royal Air Force airfield located 7 mi (11 km) west of Perth, Scotland used during the Second World War
It was opened on 14 June 1941 as a Flying Training Airfield. It would appear that it had 3 runways made of Sommerfeld Track (a form of wire netting based surface). The Tower is of the "Watch Office for All Commands" (12779/41) type, with an extra floor and reduced size front windows. There were 8 hangars, One T2 hangar (415 ft × 117 ft (126 m × 36 m)), 3 Blisters (85×85×20 ft (26×26×6.1 m) in height), 4 Dorman Long Blisters (90×90×20 ft (27×27×6.1 m) in height).
There seems to have been a flooding problem at the airfield due poor drainage; the airfield was often waterlogged and muddy and continued flooding led to the eventual abandonment of the airfield in 1944, when all training moved to RAF Tealing. The airfield also proved to be to unsuitable for the North American Mustang.
The airfield was then home to a maintenance unit, No. 260 Maintenance Unit, and used for storage until 1948. There are no signs of the airfield runways today and the area is mainly used for agriculture, although one area of the airfield near the Tower does appear to have had housing built on it.
The control tower, previously in a derelict state, is now being restored as a private home.
Operational units and aircraftEdit
|No. 309 Polish Fighter-Reconnaissance Squadron 'A' & 'C' Flights||26 October 1942 to 8 March 1943||Westland Lysander|
|No. 309 Polish Fighter-Reconnaissance Squadron 'B' Flight||15 December 1942 to 10 January 1943||North American Mustang Mk. I|
- RAF Findo Gask Control Towers Website
- The History of No. 309 Polish Squadron Polish Squadrons Remembered
- photographs of RAF Findo Gask
- RCAHMS Photographs & Archaeological Data
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