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Second World War upper air observations by the Fleet Air Arm in the Orkney Islands


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    Unless they have lived on the Orkneys few people will ever have heard of the tiny hamlet of Hatston, just north of Kirkwall on mainland Orkney. Yet during the first months of the Second World War, Fleet Air Arm (FAA) aircrew of 771 Squadron, flying from the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS)Hatston, provided the only upper air temperature data for the United Kingdom north of Aldergrove. Later, once a network ofupper-air stations had been established, the same aircrew continued their daily ascents,providing supplementary data, first from Hatston, and later from RNAS Twatt
     
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