RAF Woodhaven, Wormit, Fife

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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.

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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/Photos/He115/F56_BV186_2_800.jpg

http://home.online.no/~vingtor/Photos/He115/F56_BV186_4_800.jpg

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/63595-captured-heinkel-115/

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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

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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.

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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.