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  • Deskpilot
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2009
    • 520

    RAF Woodhaven, Wormit, Fife

    Prompted by Micchim5's post looking for photos etc, I'm wondering if anyone has photos of the Norwegian Catalina's at Wormit during WW2. As part of RAF Leuchars, 303? Sqdn operated out of the small village harbour. Whist stationed at Leuchars, I lived in Rock House which, I believe, was used as their HQ.
  • DaveF68
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jun 2004
    • 1791

    #2
    Not Catalinas, but I have seen, via a Norwegian friend, a serioes of photos of one of their He115s being scrapped on the slipway at Wormit - most of the buildings remain to this day.

    A few have been around for years, but this series was much more comprehensive. I beleive it was published on a Norwegian forum by a relative of one of the servicemen.

    A couple of examples:

    http://home.online.no/~vingtor/Photo...V186_2_800.jpg

    http://home.online.no/~vingtor/Photo...V186_4_800.jpg

    http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/i...d-heinkel-115/

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    • FarlamAirframes
      Scrap Metal Man
      • Nov 2007
      • 1480

      #3
      333 Squadron Catalinas - discussed here

      http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...Sq-info-needed


      picture of one here

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Vingtor_jt.jpg

      and some here

      http://www.forsvaretsmuseer.no/Marin...lina-1942-1944

      http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...cel%20dassault
      Last edited by FarlamAirframes; 30th October 2014, 11:27.
      Kind Regards,

      Brian

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      • adrian_gray
        Which idiot let HIM in?
        • Jan 2000
        • 3013

        #4
        Completely not what you are after but somewhere I have a photo of a Submarine off Wormit circa 1909 that you are welcome to a scan of if you are interested.

        Adrian
        "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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        • David Legg
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2007
          • 253

          #5
          As an aside, but sort of related, when we took Catalina G-PBYA to the 2013 Leuchars air display, we were asked to fly the RAF's last surviving VC holder John Cruickshank (who earned the award in Catalina JV928 of course). We duly obliged and routed up the Tay between Dundee and the old Catalina base at Woodhaven/Wormit. It was a great privilege to sit with him and gaze out of the blister.
          David Legg
          Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society

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          • Deskpilot
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2009
            • 520

            #6
            Originally posted by adrian_gray View Post
            Completely not what you are after but somewhere I have a photo of a Submarine off Wormit circa 1909 that you are welcome to a scan of if you are interested.

            Adrian
            Thanks Adrian but not what I'm after.

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            • wieesso
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2006
              • 1862

              #7
              A well known image - maybe it is of help for you http://www.airfieldinformationexchan...l=1#post108174

              Martin

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