RAF Elgin

RAF Elgin

RAF Elgin, often referred to as Bogs O’Mayne, was situated 3 miles to the south west of Elgin, Scotland, to the east of the B9010, in the area bounded by Pittendreich in the North, Wester Manbeen in the west, Easter Manbeen to the south and the River Lossie to the east.

The airfield was built as a satellite to RAF Lossiemouth, and was completed in early June 1940. As an early war airfield, it had no hard runways, but otherwise had all of the facilities and dispersed sites of similar later stations in other parts of Britain. Twenty circular hard-standings were spaced around the perimeter track, some connected to it, with others simply circles on the grass. On its completion, due to the threat of invasion, the field was obstructed by the Royal Engineers, to prevent enemy landings. As 20 OTU at Lossiemouth expanded, it was cleared and became available for use on 30th June 1940.

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