Welcome, and glad you found us. This website serves in the public domain for those inquiring or curious about RAF Station Kirknewton and the USAF occupancy during the cold war years of 1952-1966. A directory on the left are links to interesting background information. Click on the underlined to view.
Not much exists today of the old RAF Station Kirknewton site. The upper main site has been demolished and the area now is high-end expensive homes. The buildings utilized by the USAF at the lower site have been demolished except for 2 pre-war airplane hangars that are in use today. The runways on the lower site still exist and are utilized by the 661st Volunteer Glider Squadron (VGS). The 661st resides in temporary administrative buildings and utilize one of the hangars to house the gliders. The other hangar is utilized by local residents for private airplanes.
A reunion of former USAF members that served at RAF Station Kirknewton was held in Edinburgh, Scotland September 18-23, 2013. The 661st hosted the group for a luncheon and presentation on their glider activities. This was followed by a presentation to them on the USAF years at RAF Station Kirknewton.
From 2000-2014 a members only website called Clan Kirknewton existed on Myfamily.com where members could share memories and photos. Myfamily.com stopped providing that service on September 30, 2014. A new members only website has been established on spokt.com. If you served at RAF Station Kirknewton during this time, and would like to be a member, send me an email and I will direct you to the proper contact.
Best Regards, Harry Hathhorn, Webmaster