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Montrose Airfield

Military Installation(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Montrose Airfield

Classification Military Installation(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Charleton And Kinnaber Links

Canmore ID 276756

Site Number NO76SW 79.05

NGR NO 73288 61696

NGR Description NO 73288 61696, NO 7300 6129 and c.NO 7293 6089

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Montrose
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO76SW 79.05 NO 73288 61696, NO 7300 6129 and c.NO 7293 6089

Two installations relating to Montrose Airfield (NO75NW 31.00), possibly the remote reserve and radio beacon are visible on RAF WW II vertical air photographs (A 309 5272-5273, flown 9 July 1941), which show both are situated within fenced enclosures. A cable trench is visible running between the two installations and on to other small buildings to the N.

The structure at NO 73288 61696 is still extant, whilst the second would appear to have been demolished.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), November 2005

A third installation, possibly a Y-service intercept station, at NO 7300 6129, comprising a central building and four Medium Frequency masts within a square boundary fence, is visible on RAF aerial photographs flown on 11 July 1946 (106G/Scot/UK142, frames 4113 and 4114).

Information fro RCAHMS (KM) 2 February 2006


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