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RAF Charterhall
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland
Type Military
Coordinates Latitude: 55.707
Longitude: -2.376
Built 1940 (1940)
In use 1940-1946 (1946)
Current
owner
Air Ministry
Controlled by  Royal Air Force
Garrison RAF Fighter Command
Battles/wars Second World War

RAF Charterhall is a former Royal Air Force airfield, beside the B6460 near the village of Greenlaw in Berwickshire, Scotland. The airfield was used by No. 54 Operational Training Unit RAF.

Hillary memorial[]

Battle of Britain pilot Richard Hillary, author of 'The Last Enemy' was killed, with his observer Sergeant Wilfred Fison, when their Bristol Blenheim aircraft, flying from Charterhall, crashed at nearby Crunklaw Farm on 8 January 1943 in a night-flying accident. A memorial to Hillary was unveiled at Charterhall by the Duke of Kent on 6 November 2001.[1] The memorial also remembers all the aircrew from Charterhall who died in the Second World War.

References[]

  1. "Richard Hillary". Gavinton Fogo & Polwarth Community Council. http://gavinton.net/history/richard-hillary/. Retrieved 2009-08-22. [dead link]

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