Woodhaven, Fife

From Wikishire
Jump to: navigation, search
Royal Norwegian Air Force Commemorative Stone in Woodhaven.

Woodhaven used to be a small village between Newport-on-Tay and Wormit in Fife, Scotland. Due to expansion of these two villages over the years, it is now just the name for a harbour and pier.

During Second World War there was a flying boat station at Woodhaven operating four PBY5 Catalina aircraft manned by Flight A of No. 333 (Norwegian) Squadron, Royal Air Force. The Norwegian personnel were based at RAF Leuchars along with their colleagues in Flight B who flew land based Mosquito aircraft.

History and heritage

The ship HMS Mars (1848) was moored off Woodhaven for several years, serving as a training ship.

A commemorative stone at the Woodhaven harbour reads:

These laburnum trees were planted in July 1944 to commemorate the visits of King Haakon VII of Norway to No 333 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force which was based at Woodhaven during Second World War. Royal Norwegian Air Force

Next to the pier there has been The Old Boathouse bed & breakfast.[1]