RM Condor

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RM Condor
RoyalMarineBadge.png
Near Arbroath in Scotland
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Entrance to RM Condor
RM Condor is located in Angus
RM Condor
RM Condor
Shown within Angus
Coordinates 56°34′56″N 002°37′31″W / 56.58222°N 2.62528°W / 56.58222; -2.62528Coordinates: 56°34′56″N 002°37′31″W / 56.58222°N 2.62528°W / 56.58222; -2.62528
Type Royal Marines Base
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Navy
Site history
Built 1971 (1971)
In use 1971-present
Airfield information
Elevation 49 metres (161 ft) AMSL
Helipads
Number Length and surface
00 50x50m Concrete

RM Condor is a large Royal Marines base located near Arbroath in East Angus, Scotland. The base also houses 7 (Sphinx) Battery Royal Artillery, part of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery.

History[edit]

The base was first constructed as a Fleet Air Arm base in 1938, when it was known as RNAS Arbroath (HMS Condor). It has been home to 45 Commando, which is part of 3 Commando Brigade, since 1971.[1]

Based units[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RM Condor". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Royal Marine is held 'as he takes holiday trip to fight against ISIS': Commando quizzed over claims he was planning to join up with Kurdish forces". Daily Mail. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Royal Naval Air Station Arbroath". Control Towers. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "2 (City of Dundee) Signal Squadron". The Wire. December 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 

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