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Machrihanish Airfield, Technical Site And United States Navy Nswu 2 Seals Training Establishment

Aircraft Hangar (20th Century), Bomb Store(S) (20th Century), Building (20th Century), Fuel Store (20th Century)

Site Name Machrihanish Airfield, Technical Site And United States Navy Nswu 2 Seals Training Establishment

Classification Aircraft Hangar (20th Century), Bomb Store(S) (20th Century), Building (20th Century), Fuel Store (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Nswu 2 Ops; Nswu 2 Paraloft; Gaydon Hangar

Canmore ID 300511

Site Number NR62SE 28.12

NGR NR 65922 21634

NGR Description Centred NR 65922 21634

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Campbeltown
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Architecture Notes

NR62SE 28.12 centred 65922 21634

Situated on the S side of the airfield and S of the main runway is a 'Gaydon' aircraft hangar and the United States 'Seals' Training building and parachute drying tower.

The main building is almost without windows and is totally enclosed within a metala nd concrete framework. The building is sub divided internally to include offices, debriefing areas, an internal firing range and garage facilities. The parachute drying tower is built of the same materials and forms a separate building and this also contains a large hall to take in large vehicles directly from incoming transport aircraft.

This part of the airfield also includes elements of the former World War II airfield bomb store.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE, JM), 24 September 2009

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