Construction of Unst Airfield 1967 Reported by Soldier Magazine

Simple Simon

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Simple Simon

Not the best of construction projects! The weather in 1967 was appalling, the recce had not detected the extent of the rock or the bog. We were accommodated at RAF Saxa Vord a radar station. The airfield near to the port of Balta Sound was successfully finished in 1968 as a MAC(C) project for Zetland County Council and used by Loganair Islander/Trislander aircraft. I flew off from the airfield in an AAC Beaver to RAF Topcliffe in order to return to Ripon