united kingdom Twatt

Orkney Islands, Scotland
United Kingdom

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20.4118GBKWH Hatston Pier, Scotland
26.4123EGPA Kirkwall, Scotland
36.6 36EGEP Papa Westray, Scotland
37.6 78EGER Stronsay, Scotland
44.3 65EGES Sanday, Scotland
57.8 56EGEN North Ronaldsay, Scotland

1941 to 1949

59 5 15 secs N - 3 17 10 secs W
10nm SE of Kirkwall
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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