Woodhaven, Fife

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Coordinates: 56°25′59″N 2°57′11″W / 56.433°N 2.953°W / 56.433; -2.953

Royal Norwegian Air Force Commemorative Stone in Woodhaven.

Woodhaven used to be a small village between Newport-on-Tay and Wormit in Fife, Scotland but over the years due to expansion of both these villages it is now just the name for a harbour. During World War II there was a flying boat station at Woodhaven operating four PBY5 Catalina aircraft manned by Flight A of 333 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force. The Norwegian personnel were based at RAF Lechuars along with their colleagues in Flight B who flew land based Mosquito aircraft.

The ship HMS Mars was moored off Woodhaven for several years, serving as a training ship.

A commemorative stone at the Woodhaven harbour reads:

These laburnum trees were planted in July 1944 to commemorate the visits of King Haakon VII of Norway to No 333 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force which was based at Woodhaven during World War II. Royal Norwegian Air Force

Next to the pier there has been The Old Boat House bed & breakfast.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Old Boat House Bed & Breakfast". Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. 

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