Old Photograph Chinook Helicopters Airport Dyce Scotland


Old photograph of Chinook helicopters in a hangar at the airport in Dyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Aberdeen International Airport is an international airport, located at Dyce, a suburb of Aberdeen. It is a base for BMI Regional, Eastern Airways and Flybe. The airport also serves as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry. The airport opened in 1934, established by Eric Gandar Dower, intended to link the northern islands of Scotland with London, England. During Second World War the airfield became a Royal Air Force station, RAF Dyce. It was the site of the Dyce Sector Operations Room within No. 13 Group RAF. Although fighters were there throughout the Battle of Britain to provide protection from German bombing raids from Occupied Norway, it was mainly used as a photographic reconnaissance station. Anti-shipping operations by Coastal Command were carried out from RAF Dyce as well as convoy escort.



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