National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, Scotland.

I’d been wanting to visit the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune airfield, East Lothian, Scotland for ages. Last year we finally made it.

It has all the appearance of a Second World War airfield so familiar from films.

Buildings at National Museum of Flight

More Buildings, National Museum of Flight

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Control tower:-

East Fortune Control Tower

However, the airfield was first commissioned as a Royal Naval Air Station. This was the gate:-

Former Gates of East Fortune Airfield

The airfield’s complement was tasked with protecting shipping in the Firth of Forth and preventing airship attacks on Edinburgh or the navy and its base at Rosyth :-

East Fortune History

Hangar:-

Hangar, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune

Hangar Annexe, a Nissen Hut:-

Nissen Hut, A Hangar Annexe at East Fortune Airfield

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