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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre - Wikimedia Commons

The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is located to the north of Montrose, Angus in Scotland.

Montrose has the distinction of having the very first operational military airfield in Great Britain and the Heritage Centre is located on the former airfield.

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Map

History
The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre in Montrose, Scotland is located on the first operational military airfield in Great Britain. The airfield was first opened in 1913 and used by No.2 Squadron Royal Flying Corps.

The airfield was closed in 1920 and reopened in 1935 for use in the Second World War. After the war it was used as a maintenance unit until it closed in June 1952.

In 1983 a group of local enthusiast banded together to ensure that the history of Montrose Air Station would not be forgotten and the Montrose Air Station Heritage Trust was established.

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Address & Travel
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Waldron Road
Broomfield
Montrose
Angus
Scotland
DD10 9BD
Telephone: 01674 678 222
Email: rafmontrose@aol.com

Car:
The Museum is located on the north of Montrose, Angus, Scotland.

From the north you can get to the museum from Waldron Road which is near the junction where the A92 and the A937 meet or from the south on the North Esk Road. The satnav postcode is DD10 9BD.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
1st April to 31st October:
Wednesday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm

1st November to 31st March:
Saturday - 10am to 4pm
Sunday - 12pm to 4pm

For more information then visit the
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre official website.


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Local hotels for the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Local hotels for the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.











Museum Aircraft




Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Photograph:

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre - Wikimedia Commons


Museum Aircraft:
Supermarine Spitfire MkVb full size replica LO-D (EP121)
de Havilland Sea Vampire T.22 (XA 109)
Gloster Meteor T.7 (WF825)
Sopwith Camel replica (representing B5577)
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2a replica (No.471)

The Heritage Centre also contains several aero engines and a Link Trainer.

Buildings on the site include an MT (Mechanised Transport) hut and HQ building and both date from around 1915. There is also a pillbox from 1949, an Anderson shelter which was designed in 1938 and a Romney Hut.

The 'Lt John Ross Robertson Building' is the Heritage Centre's newest building and was erected in July 2014 and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To the immediate south of the Heritage Centre stand three aircraft hangars which are believed to be the oldest known example of their type in the world, dating from 1913.


Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Photograph:

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre - Wikimedia Commons