The Firth of Forth is a scenic and peaceful place, but this has not always been the case. Dotted along the coast on both sides of the estuary are derelict airfields once used by the Royal Air Force, Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps and the Fleet Air Arm, there is still the naval dockyard at Rosyth in Fife. In peacetime and in two world wars the Forth was a hive of activity with ships and aircraft patrolling the waves for enemy submarines and aircraft.
The first German aircraft to be shot down in UK airspace was downed into the Forth, and the first one brought down over land was chased over the Forth before crash landing near Humbie, the famous ‘Humbie Heinkel’ 603 City of Edinburgh Squadron trained and fought over the Forth from the 1920s onwards and I have included them many of their photos.
Anyway enjoy the photos of ‘Flying over the Forth’, as you can see it’s not always been the quiet and peaceful place it is now.