Wow… where does the time go? This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of Britain’s first operational military airbase, located in Montrose, Angus, Scotland.
How cool! The actual anniversary takes place on February 23, 2013 with an exhibition opening that day.
But… let me direct you to an interesting website that has conveniently written up everything for me (and you) – at Secret Scotland.
It’s all quite the coincidence, as the next Wills’s tobacco aviation card I prepare will be about the very first British Army Balloon – a dirigible called the Nulli Secundus that first took flight in 1905. I should have had it prepared long ago, but yesterday when I re-examined my notes I thought it woefully undercooked.
Anyhow… in the meantime, you should also fly over to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre for an even better look at the historic place.