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RAF Macmerry
RNAS Macmerry
RAF Tranent
RAF Penston

Ensign of the Royal Air ForceNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Royal Navy
Location Macmerry, East Lothian
Built 1934 (1934)
In use 1934-1953 (1953)
Elevation AMSL 272 ft / 83 m
Coordinates 55°57′02″N 002°53′36″W / 55.95056°N 2.89333°W / 55.95056; -2.89333Coordinates: 55°57′02″N 002°53′36″W / 55.95056°N 2.89333°W / 55.95056; -2.89333
Map
East Lothian UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Macmerry
Location in East Lothian
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
00/00 0 0 Asphalt

RAF Macmerry is a former Royal Air Force station located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland and 11.4 miles (18.3 km) east of Edinburgh, Inverness-shire.

It has also been called RNAS Macmerry (when used by the Royal Navy) and un-officially RAF Tranent and RAF Penston during its life.[1]

HistoryEdit

Current useEdit

The site is now mainly used for farming.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. Jefford 1988, p. 195.
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 28.
  3. Jefford 1988, p. 45.
  4. Jefford 1988, p. 73.
  5. Jefford 1988, p. 99.
  6. Jefford 1988, p. 100.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 "Macmerry (Tranent)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/macmerry-tranent. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

BibliographyEdit

  • 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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