RAF Elgin Bogs o' Mayne, 20 Operational Training Unit

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Reference WMO260353

Address:

B9010

Pittendreich, Moray

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: 20 OTU squadron badge at road junction near RAF Elgin / Bogs O'Mayne. South of Elgin, just south of Pittendreich. Two plaques underneath.
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"ROYAL AIR FORCE / 20 / OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT / TRAIN TO TRIUMPH" Plaque below "Erected on the site of / R.A.F. Elgin (Bogs of Mayne) / a satellite airfield for No. 20 / O.T.U. Lossiemouth between / 1940 and 1945. Wellington / aircraft used this airfield / for training and also as a / departure point for the / thousand bomber raids / summer 1942. Other aircraft / using the airfield included / Blenheims, Whitleys, / Hurricanes, Lysanders and / Oxford. / The airfield closed in 1946." Small plaque under this "PLAQUE / PRESENTED BY RAF LOSSIEMOUTH / ON / 15TH MAY 1992"

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