RAF Davidstow Moor


Opened: November 1942 - Care & Maintenance: 20 September 1944 - Closed: December 1945 .


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.

1603 Flight16/12/4227/1/43Henley
Station Flt.??various inc Spitfire II, Tiger Moth & Beaufort
53 Sqdn.1/1/4318/2/43Hudson V
279 Sqdn (det)5/2/439/6/43Hudson
612 Sqdn.12/4/4325/5/43Whitley VII & Wellington XIIIboth types at the same time !
192 Sqdn. (det)summer 43summer 43some or all of Mosquitos, Wellingtons and Halifaxes
547 Sqdn.31/5/4325/10/43Wellington XI
304 Sqdn.7/6/4313/12/43Wellington X then XIII then XIVre-equipped Jun 43 & Sept 43
281 Sqdn.(dets)Dec 43Feb 45 ?Warwick I
269 Sqdn.8/1/448/3/44Hudson IIIA, Martinet, Walrus, Spitfire VB
282 Sqdn.1/2/4419/9/44Warwick I
206 Sqdn.18/3/4412/4/44Liberator VIre-equipping from Fortress II
524 Sqdn.7/4/441/7/44Wellington XIII
404 Sqdn.8/5/441/7/44Beaufighter Xthen dets to Sept 44
144 Sqdn.10/5/441/7/44Beaufighter X
236 Sqdn6/8/44 ?25/8/44 ?Beaufighterjust a detachment ?


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

Note the 236 Squadron assignment/detachment in August 1944 is not listed in the published squadron history books but is in the airfield history books. It also appears in the Squadron ORB - thanks to Terry at Aviaeology for this information.

Modelling Notes for individual aircraft

Pictorial References For Modellers
BeaufighterTF.X404 SqdnEE.HNE355Action Stations Revisited 4102R
BeaufighterX404 sqdnEE.HNE355Coastal Command (Ashworth)115R
BeaufighterX404 Sqdn2.HNE355Cornish Skies62R
WarwickI282 SqdnKHF944Action Stations Revisited 4103R
WellingtonGR.XIII304 Sqdn2.JHX577304 Squadron (Mushroom)42R
WellingtonGR.XIII304 Sqdn2.DHZ635304 Squadron (Mushroom)43R
WellingtonGR.XIII304 Sqdn2.EHZ744304 Squadron (Mushroom)44R
WellingtonGR.XIII304 Sqdn2.GHZ762304 Squadron (Mushroom)45R