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2011 (© Peter Rasmussen)
RAF Perranporth airfield
Airfield Today:
Aviation
Tower Type:
Fighter Satellite Watch Office
Tower:
In use for air traffic control
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
04/41 to 04/44, many fighter Sqns based here on coastal patrols and fighter sweeps over France.
04/44 to 08/44, transferred to 19 Group Coastal Command with three Fleet Air Arm Sqns, 816 with Swordfish, 849 and 850 with Avengers on anti E-boat patrols.
01/09/44 to 23/11/44, airfield on care and maintenance.
23/11/44 to 04/45, used by Transport Command personnel en route to Europe.
01/05/45 to 06/04/46, airfield on care and maintenance and used by ATC for gliding.
1950 to 1952, used for civil flights.
1957 to present, gliding and private aviation.
RAF Perranporth airfield
1982 (© Ian Woodward)
1978 (© Andrew Ayers)
2002 (© Peter Rasmussen)
RAF Perranporth airfield
Airfield:
Operational Fighter, Transport Command
Opened:
04/1941
Closed:
06/04/1946
ID Code:
PP
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - tarmac
Hangars:
1x - T2, 6x - Blister
County:
Cornwall
Location:
7 miles SW of Newquay
OS Ref:
SW740528
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2002 (© Peter Rasmussen)
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