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History

Opened: May 1939 - Care & Maintenance: May 1945 - Closed: November 1945 .

Units

Information derived from RAF Squadrons (Jefford), RAF Flying Training & Support Units (Sturtivant et al), Military Airfields of Britain - South Western England (Delve) and other books.
N.B. (det) means only a part of the unit was detached to here from its main base, and possibly only for part of the period noted.

UnitArrivalDepartureAircraftNotes
G Flight 1 AACU15/5/391/11/42Wallace, Henleyredesignated 1603 Flight
V Flight 1 AACU15/5/391/11/42Queen Bee, Magisterredesignated 1618 Flight
D Flight 1 AACU6/9/391/11/42Wallace, Henley, Lysander, Magisterredesignated 1602 Flight
K Flight 1 AACU26/8/406/9/40various
O Flight 1 AACU5/11/401/11/42Wallace, Henley, Lysander, Magister, Tiger Mothredesignated 1604 Flight
1602 Flight1/11/421/12/43Henleymerged into 639 Sqdn.
1603 Flight1/11/4216/12/42Henley
1604 Flight1/11/421/12/43Henleymerged into 639 Sqdn.
1618 Flight1/11/421/12/43Queen Bee, Tiger Mothmerged into 639 Sqdn.
1603 Flight27/1/431/12/43Henleymerged into 639 Sqdn.
639 Sqdn.1/12/4330/4/45Henley, Hurricane IV

References

Also the general references listed on the RAF in Devon & Cornwall home page

Modelling Notes for individual aircraft

Pictorial References For Modellers
TypeMarkUnitCodeSerialReferencePageResident/Visitor
Henley1 AACU-L3245Action Stations Revisited 484R
HenleyG Flt 1 AACU-L3426Cornish Skies49R
Queen Beefloats1 AACU-N1836 ?Action Stations Revisited 483R
Queen Beefloats1 AACU-N1836 ?Cornish Skies58R
Queen Beewheels1 AACU-N1826Cornish Skies58R
WallaceII1 AACU-K6015Action Stations Revisited 483R