- ICAO Code: X6BN
- Location: Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Type: Operational Coastal Command
- Parent: RAF Coastal Command
- Current Version: 1.0
- Download link: Download
- Required Libraries: IJP, IJP SODE
The Mosquitos of the Banff Strike Wing were technically tasked with attacking Axis shipping in the North Sea and along the coast of Norway. As if this wasn’t dangerous enough, however, they also struck shore targets, flak positions, Luftwaffe airfields… basically, if they could find it, they attacked it, often in consort with the Beaufighters of the nearby Dallachy Wing and escort fighters from Peterhead to keep the Focke-Wulf 190s off the strike Wings’ tails.
Often cited as being the inspiration for the fictional 633 Squadron, the real Wing were no less famous, as they were commanded by Group Captain Max Aitken, the son of newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook. They were also, however, an exceptionally effective force and thus renowned in their own right.
The airfield itself is located on the coast of the Moray Firth, at the village of Boyndie, West of Banff itself. While the layout of the airfield is still clearly visible on aerial and satellite photographs, the Nissen and temporary brick buildings are almost entirely now gone.
As of the version 1.0 release of Banff, a large number of new structures have been created specifically for the scenery, therefore you will need at least version 20171216 of the IJP Scenery Object Libraries to see all of them. Also included is a SODE file, providing runway control caravans and a working runway “T”, showing which runway direction is active.
Note: The aircraft included in the screenshots is the dH98 Mosquito FB Mk.VI from JustFlight