RM Condor

RM Condor, Arbroath
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RM Condor, Arbroath

A Royal Marines base located 2 miles (3 km) northwest of the centre of Arbroath in E Angus, RM Condor began as a Fleet Air Arm facility, which was established in 1938, and later became a Royal Naval Air Station, known as HMS Condor. The home of 45 Commando regiment since 1971, Condor has a complement of almost 900 military and civilian personnel.

An airfield is maintained for operational purposes, including use as a drop-zone for parachute training, but it is also regularly used by a civilian gliding club. Following a defence review in 2004, the future of RM Condor is under threat, with the possibility of closure or it being taken over by an army regiment.

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