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|Crimond, Aberdeenshire in Scotland|
View of the airfield
Shown within Aberdeenshire
|Type||Royal Naval Air Station|
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|In use||July 1943-present|
|Elevation||13 metres (43 ft) AMSL|
|Commissioned||3 October 1944|
The base then switched to training Torpedo Bombing Reconnaissance crews.
The following units were here at some point:
- 708 Naval Air Squadron:
- 714 Naval Air Squadron (May 1944-unknown)
- 717 Naval Air Squadron (November 1944-unknown)
- 753 Naval Air Squadron
- 766 Naval Air Squadron
- 769 Naval Air Squadron
- 774 Naval Air Squadron (July 1943-August 1945)
- 815 Naval Air Squadron
- 817 Naval Air Squadron
- 818 Naval Air Squadron
- 821 Naval Air Squadron
- 825 Naval Air Squadron
The base was closed in 1946, being moved into a state of care & maintenance.
The base was also used as a Royal Naval Wireless Station until 2004 when Ministry of Defence long range radio was outsourced to Merlin Communications, now VT Communications (part of Babcock International) and continues to provide HF and LF services.
- "HMS Merganser / RNAS Crimond / RNAS Rattray / RNAS Rattray Head". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- Smith 1983, p. 177.
- Smith, D J (1983). Action Stations: Vol 7. Military airfields of Scotland, the North-East and Northern Ireland. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 0-85059-563-0.
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