Eglinton, Co. Londonderry during the Second World War

The village of Eglinton, Co. Londonderry stood close to an important airfield during the Second World War. The Royal Navy used it as R.N.A.S. Eglinton.


Co. Londonderry

Northern Ireland

Eglinton is a village in Co. Londonderry lying about 5.5 miles east-north-east of the city of Derry/Londonderry. Formerly known as Muff, it lies within the Derry and Strabane District Council area.

The village is near the City of Derry Airport, which was once Royal Naval Air Station Eglinton in an area Co. Londonderry near Lough Foyle. Among the churches in the vicinity is St. Canice’s Church of Ireland, Faughanvale, with graves of 35 people who served in the Second World War.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing RNAS Eglinton, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry

RNAS Eglinton, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry

Airport Road, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry

RNAS Eglinton operated from 1943 after transfer to the Royal Navy from the Royal Air Force who established RAF Eglinton at the now City of Derry Airport.

Map showing St Canice’s Church of Ireland, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry

St Canice’s Church of Ireland, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry

Faughanvale, Eglinton, Derry, Co. Londonderry

St Canice's Church of Ireland, in the parish of Faughanvale stands in Eglinton village. In the 1940s, a bond was formed with the nearby military airfield.

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