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Strathaven Airfield

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Strathaven Airfield is a small traditional grass airfield located just outside of Strathaven in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The airfield is one of the oldest civilian airfields in Scotland and was founded in the early 1950's by Group Captain George Pinkerton, the first man to shoot down a German aircraft over British soil in World War 2.

The airfield has seen varied use over the years and is currently used mainly by microlight aircraft.

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