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RAF Inverness
RAF Longman
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Inverness, Highland
Type Royal Air Force station
Coordinates Latitude: 57.49
Longitude: -4.225
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
Occupants No. 13 Group RAF
Battles/wars Second World War

Royal Air Force station Inverness or RAF Inverness is a former Royal Air Force station located by the Moray Firth in Highland, Scotland. It was also known as RAF Longman.

Station historyEdit

Under the command of No. 13 (Fighter) Group, It served as Headquarters to No. 70 (Signal) Wing between 17 February 1941 and 25 August 1945.[1]

Operational Squadrons & AircraftEdit

Unit From To Aircraft Version Notes
No. 241 Squadron RAF Sep 1940 Apr 1942 Westland Lysander MK. II Formed from 'A' Flight of 614 Squadron.
No. 289 Squadron RAF 1 May 1939 Sep 1939 Avro Anson  ?
No. 309 Polish Fighter-Reconnaissance Squadron Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I
No. 526 Squadron RAF June 1943 1 May 1945 Airspeed Oxford MK. I Absorbed into 527 Squadron
No. 527 Squadron RAF 1 May 1945 8 Nov 1945 De Havilland Dominie
No. 598 Squadron RAF 1 Dec 1943 12 Mar 1945 Airspeed Oxford Mk. II
No. 614 Squadron RAF 'A' flight 8 Jun 1940 5 Mar 1941 Westland Lysander Mk. II Became 241 Squadron

Other unitsEdit

  • HQ, No 70 (Signal) Wing (17 Feb 1941 – 25 Aug 1945)
  • No. 14 Group Target Towing Flt (Oct 1941 - 8 Dec 1941)
  • No. 1 (Coastal) Engine Control Demonstration Unit (19 Oct - 17 Nov 1943)

Current useEdit

The site is now in use as an industrial estate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. RAFWeb.org (Retrieved 30 September 2009)

External linksEdit


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