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  • united kingdom Twatt

    Orkney Islands, Scotland

    United Kingdom





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    20.4118GBKWH Hatston Pier, Scotland
    26.4123EGPA Kirkwall, Scotland
    34.9033EGEW Westray, Scotland
    36.6036EGEP Papa Westray, Scotland
    37.6078EGER Stronsay, Scotland
    44.3065EGES Sanday, Scotland



    1941 to 1949

    59° 5' 15'' N - 3° 17' 10'' W
    10nm SE of Kirkwall
    ICAO: IATA:
    Elevation: 65 feet




    History of this Location


    RNAS Twatt was opened April 1941 and runways were completed by Jul that year. In 1942 the base was commissioned as HMS Tern. 771 NAS brought its R-4 Hoverfly complement here in 1945 to explore potential uses of the helicopter in RN service, departing in Jul 1945. The base closed in 1949 and the site was released in Jan 1957. After decades of decay, some spectacular preservation work on the buildings in the SW corner of the site, has been carried out by local groups.

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    List of units at Twatt

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    1942/45771 NASR-4 Hoverfly 1945/47









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