Royal Air Force Station Oban

The Flying-Boat Squadrons

1938 to 1943


McCaigs Tower, Oban

McCaigs Tower, Oban being over flown by a Sunderland1 Flying-boat of 210 Squadron @ 1939

Oban, in the north west of Scotland, was surveyed by the Royal Air Force as a potential base for flying-boat operations in the early 1930's and it's suitability confirmed by exercises with the Home Fleet.

Oban bay seen from McCaigs Tower 1939.

The yacht in the bay was owned by Betty Hutton, Woolworths heiress.

 It was sold to "The war effort" for one pound Sterling.

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