RAF Charterhall

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RAF Charterhall
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland
RAF Charterhall is located in Scotland
RAF Charterhall
RAF Charterhall
Coordinates 55°42′25″N 2°22′34″W / 55.707°N 2.376°W / 55.707; -2.376
Type Military
Site information
Owner Air Ministry
Controlled by  Royal Air Force
Site history
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1946 (1946)
Battles/wars Second World War
Garrison information
Garrison RAF Fighter Command

RAF Charterhall is a former Royal Air Force airfield, beside the B6460 near the village of Greenlaw in Berwickshire, Scotland. The airfield was used by No. 54 Operational Training Unit RAF.

The location now operates as a private airstrip.[1]

The site was also used as a motor racing track between 1952 and 1964.[2][3]

Hillary memorial[edit]

Battle of Britain pilot Richard Hillary, author of 'The Last Enemy' was killed, with his observer Sergeant Wilfred Fison, when their Bristol Blenheim aircraft, flying from Charterhall, crashed at nearby Crunklaw Farm on 8 January 1943 in a night-flying accident. A memorial to Hillary was unveiled at Charterhall by the Duke of Kent on 6 November 2001.[4] The memorial also remembers all the aircrew from Charterhall who died in the Second World War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charterhall Airfield landing information Retrieved 30 September 2014
  2. ^ End of an era for Charterhall circuit The Berwickshire News, 28 March 2013 Retrieved 30 September 2014
  3. ^ The Racing Line, Charterhall - Scotland Retrieved 30 September 2014
  4. ^ "Richard Hillary". Gavinton Fogo & Polwarth Community Council. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

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