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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

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MONTROSE - Britain’s first operational military airfield.
Montrose is an aviation heritage site of international significance which goes back to the very early days of manned flight. On 26th February 1913 aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps arrived from Farnborough having made an epic flight of 460 miles.Lets not forget that this was less than 10 years after the Wright brothers first historic powered flight. The Heritage Centre is a remarkable example of what can be achieved using the energy, imagination, skills and knowledge of ordinary members of the community. Over the last few years the Heritage Centre has become the fastest growing independent museum in Scotland, run entirely by volunteers.

Background At 08:20 on 13th August 1914 a B.E.2a piloted by Lt. Harvey-Kelly from No.2 Sqn became the first RFC plane to land in France at the start of WW1. No.2 Sqn had flown down from their base at Montrose, Scotland.

Project Aims. The aim of the project is to set up a new Centre for First World War Scottish Aviation History at Montrose, located in a new building. A permanent exhibition will tell the story of military aviation at Montrose and Scotland during the First World War. At the heart of the exhibition would be the Robertson Cross, a moving symbol of remembrance and reconciliation which is unique to Montrose. A full-scale replica of a BE2a will be constructed and displayed together with our existing replica Sopwith Camel

SUPPORT THE FIRST IN FRANCE PROJECT. By making a donation you will help this project become a reality and ensure that the important history of Montrose Air Station is never forgotten.

Charity No: SCO23193

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