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RAF Mullaghmore
USAAF Station AAF-240

Ensign of the Royal Air Force Eighth Air Force - Emblem (World War II)
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
United States Army Air Forces
Location Ballymoney, County Antrim
Built 1942 (1942)
In use 1942-1946 (1946)
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 55°01′33″N 006°35′49″W / 55.02583°N 6.59694°W / 55.02583; -6.59694Coordinates: 55°01′33″N 006°35′49″W / 55.02583°N 6.59694°W / 55.02583; -6.59694
Map
Northern Ireland location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Mullaghmore
Location in Northern Ireland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
00/00 0 0 Asphalt
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00/00 0 0 Asphalt

RAF Mullaghmore is a former Royal Air Force station located 4.2 miles (6.8 km) southwest of Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and 4.9 miles (7.9 km) northeast of Garvagh, County Antrim.

HistoryEdit

It was a U.S. 8th Air Force Composite Command base until being passed to the Royal Air Force in May 1944 for use as a training establishment.[1]

Between December 1943 and February 1944 the airfield was used the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)'s 6th Replacement and Training Squadron (Bombardment) and the 6th Combat Crew Replacement Centre before the unit moved to RAF Cheddington. The airfield was then used for storage until May 1944.[1]

The following units were based there:

The airfield was closed and placed on care and maintenance during May 1945.[1]

Current useEdit

The airfield, now in private hands, is used as a microlight base. It has been known locally as Aghadowey Aerodrome.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "RAF Mullaghmore". Control Towers. http://controltowers.co.uk/M/Mullaghmore.htm. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Mullaghmore". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/mullaghmore. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 

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