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RAF Units Based in Devon & Cornwall
UnitBaseArrivalDepartureAircraftNotes
OkehamptonBristol Fighter, Atlas, Audax, LysanderUsed for summer camps by Army Co-operation Sqdns up to 1939 e.g 13 & 16 Sqdns
‘B’ Flight 2 AACU Roborough194013/2/43variousAnti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit, became 1623 Flt.
02 det. RAEExeter14/9/392/42Virginia,Battle,Harrow,P4/34,Welleslyofficially the Research Department Flight
02 det. RAE (det)Haldon19401941 ?variousofficially the Research Department Flight based at Exeter
1 Ferry UnitSt.Merryn15/11/4617/5/48various
1 RNCUChivenorMay 52??Radar Navigation Conversion Unit
1 Sqdn Harrowbeer20/6/4422/6/44Spitfire 
1 Sqdn. Predannack29/4/4420/6/44Spitfire
1 TWU det.Chivenor1/8/801/4/81Hawk63 (Reserve) Sqdn. Became 2 TWU
10 Group ASR Flight (1 of 4)Roborough14/5/4121/10/41LysanderAbsorbed into 276 Sqdn.
10 Grp Comms Flt (det)Bolt HeadFeb 43Oct 43?
10 OTU det St.Eval4/8/4223/7/43Whitley 
10 RFS ExeterApr 49 20/6/54Tiger Moth, Anson, Chipmunk Refresher Flying School
10 Sqdn. RAAFMount Batten1/4/4031/10/45Sunderland
11 Ferry UnitDunkeswell9/8/4515/8/45variousbecame 16 FU
118 Sqdn. det. Perranporth19411941Spitfireautumn 1941
118 Sqdn. det. Predannack19411941Spitfireautumn 1941
120 Sqdn. det. Predannack19421942Liberatorsummer 1942
124 Sqdn. det. Exeter19431943Spitfirespring 1943
125 Sqdn.Exeter15/4/4314/11/43Beaufighter
126 Sqdn. Harrowbeer3/7/4430/8/44Spitfire 
130 Sqdn. Harrowbeer25/10/4130/11/41Spitfire 
130 Sqdn. Perranporth17/7/4230/3/43Spitfire
130 Sqdn. Portreath16/6/4125/10/41Spitfire
131 Sqdn.Exeter26/6/4316/8/43Spitfire
131 Sqdn. Harrowbeer24/3/4424/5/44Spitfire VII  
132 Sqdn. Perranporth18/5/4320/6/43Spitfire
1360 Flt. St.Mawgan1/8/571/2/58Whirlwind
14 Sqdn.Chivenor24/10/4425/5/45Wellington XIV
1404 Flt St.Eval8/3/4111/8/43Blenheim IV, Hudson III/IV, Albemarle, Hampden, Ventura II  
141 Sqdn. Predannack18/2/4330/4/43Beaufighter
1417 FlightChivenor8/1/424/4/42Wellington VIIILeigh Light Trials unit - became 172 Sqdn.
143 Sqdn. Portreath16/9/4312/2/44Beaufighter
143 Sqdn. St.Eval27/8/4316/9/43Beaufighter 
144 Sqdn.Davidstow10/5/441/7/44Beaufighter X
1449 (Fighter) FlightSt.Marys10/4/4217/9/44Hurricane I, II & X6 aircraft
1457 Flt. Predannack15/11/418/9/42Havoc, Boston Turbinlite, became 536 Sqdn.
1478 Flt. Portreath11/6/4312/6/43?
1487 Flt. Det ExeterMar 42 Aug 43 Lysander
15 Group Comms Flight Roborough13/6/391/2/41various 
151 Sqdn. Exeter19/4/4611/7/46Mosquito NF.XXX
151 Sqdn. Predannack17/5/4519/4/46Mosquito XXX
152 (GR) Wing Predannack15/4/447/9/44none ? Wing HQ (179, 311, 524 Sqdns)
152 Sqdn. Portreath9/4/4125/8/41Spitfire
1529 FlightSt.Mawgan1/12/4427/1/46Oxford
153 (GR) Wing Portreath15/4/4414/9/44none ? Wing HQ (for 235 & 248 Sqdns.)
153 Sqdn Portreath18/12/4220/12/42Beaufighter
1552 FlightSt.Mawgan5/6/4629/7/46 
156 (GR) Wing Harrowbeer22/4/448/8/44none ? Wing HQ
157 Sqdn. Predannack9/11/437/5/44Mosquito
16 Ferry UnitDunkeswell15/8/4526/4/46various
16 Ferry Unit St.Mawgan26/4/4615/11/46various
16 Sqdn.Exeter19421942Mustang I spring 1942
16 Sqdn.Okehampton3/8/4015/8/40Lysander I & II& occasional dets to Spring 1942
16 Sqdn.Okehampton4/6/416/6/41Lysander III & IIIA
16 Sqdn.Okehampton9/9/4111/9/41Lysander III & IIIA
16 Sqdn. (det)Bolt HeadMay 41May 41 ?LysanderChemical warfare training
16 Sqdn. det. Roborough19411942Lysanderautumn 1941
1602 FlightCleave1/11/421/12/43Henleymerged into 639 Sqdn.
1602 FlightSt.Mawgan23/2/4328/2/43Henleyfrom Trebelzue
1602 FlightTrebelzue14/12/4228/2/43Henley
1603 FlightCleave1/11/4216/12/42Henley
1603 FlightCleave27/1/431/12/43Henleymerged into 639 Sqdn.
1603 FlightDavidstow16/12/4227/1/43Henley
1604 FlightCleave1/11/421/12/43Henleymerged into 639 Sqdn.
1604 Flight (det)Trebelzue14/12/4223/3/43Henley
161 Sqdn (det)St.Eval2/10/4212/2/43 ?Havoc, AlbemarleComms with French agents/boats
161 Sqdn.(det)Winkleighsummer 44Sept 44LysanderThe Lysander part of the unit
1618 FlightCleave1/11/421/12/43Queen Bee, Tiger Mothmerged into 639 Sqdn.
1623 Flt. Roborough14/2/431/12/43variousAnti-Aircraft Cooperation, became 691 Sqdn.
165 Sqdn.Exeter30/7/438/8/43Spitfire
165 Sqdn. Harrowbeer20/6/4422/6/44Spitfire 
165 Sqdn. Predannack2/4/4420/6/44Spitfire
165 Sqdn. det. Predannack19421942Spitfiresummer 1942
17 Sqdn.Chivenor11/2/4913/3/51Martinet TT1, Harvard T2B, Spitfire LF.16E, Oxford T.2, Beaufighter TT.10
172 Sqdn.Chivenor4/4/421/9/44Wellington VIII, XII, XIV
175 Sqdn. Harrowbeer10/10/429/12/42Hurricane 
179 Sqdn.Chivenor6/9/4421/9/44Wellington XIV
179 Sqdn.Chivenor23/10/441/11/44Wellington XIV
179 Sqdn. Predannack28/4/446/9/44Wellington
179 Sqdn. St.Eval1/11/4430/9/46Warwick, Lancaster  
183 Sqdn. Harrowbeer5/6/434/8/43Typhoon 
183 Sqdn. Perranporth18/9/4314/10/43Typhoon
183 Sqdn. Predannack14/10/431/2/44Typhoon
19 Group CF Harrowbeer15/12/4729/7/48variousCommunications Flight
19 Group Comms Flight Roborough5/2/4115/12/47various 
19 Group Comms Flight Roborough27/8/511/4/60various 
19 Grp Comms Flt St.Eval29/7/4827/8/51Anson 
19 Sqdn. Perranporth6/5/421/3/43Spitfire
19 Sqdn. det. Exeter19431943Spitfireautumn 1943
19 Sqdn. det. Harrowbeer19421942Spitfirelate 1942
192 Sqdn. (det)Chivenorsummer 43summer 43some or all of Mosquitos, Wellingtons and Halifaxes
192 Sqdn. (det)Davidstowsummer 43summer 43some or all of Mosquitos, Wellingtons and Halifaxes
193 Sqdn. Harrowbeer18/12/4217/8/43Hurricane, Typhoon  
2 CAACU Exeter18/3/5131/12/71Mosquito TT35, Hunter, Vampire, Meteor TT.20 etc... Target towing
2 OADUSt.Mawgan23/2/43?noneOverseas Aircraft Despatch Unit, still present in Nov.43
2 OADUTrebelzue26/1/4223/2/43variousOverseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
2 TWUChivenor1/4/811/4/92HawkTactical Weapons Unit with 63 and 151 (Reserve) Sqdns
201 Sqdn. St.Mawgan1/10/5814/3/65Shackleton
203 AFSChivenor15/10/4719/7/49Spitfire XVI & XIX, Martinet, HarvardAdvanced Flying School
203 Sqdn.Mount Batten1/1/2928/2/29Southampton II
203 Sqdn. St.Eval16/1/4715/8/52Lancaster 
203 Sqdn. St.Mawgan16/10/96?Sea King
204 Sqdn.Mount Batten1/2/2927/9/35Southampton, Scapa
204 Sqdn.Mount Batten5/8/362/4/40Scapa, London, Sunderland
206 Sqdn.Davidstow18/3/4412/4/44Liberator VIre-equipping from Fortress II
206 Sqdn. St.Eval30/5/4112/8/41Hudson 
206 Sqdn. St.Eval12/4/4411/7/44Liberator 
206 Sqdn. St.Eval27/9/5214/1/58Shackleton 
206 sqdn. St.Mawgan14/1/587/7/65Shackleton
208 AFS (RLG)Dunkeswell19/11/511/6/54Vampire, Meteor
209 Sqdn.Mount Batten15/1/301/5/35Iris III & V, Southampton II, Saro A.7, Singapore II, Perth, London I, Stranraer, Short R.24/31
209 Sqdn. (det)Falmouth1/10/39Nov 39Stranraer
21 Sqdn. det. Exeter19421942Venturaautumn 1942
210 Sqdn. St.Eval1/6/4610/9/52Lancaster 
213 Sqdn.Exeter18/6/407/9/40Hurricane
217 Sqdn.St.Eval2/10/3929/10/41Anson, Beaufortre-equpped Sept 40
217 Sqdn. St.Eval14/1/527/4/52Neptune MR1  
217 Sqdn. St.Mawgan1/2/5814/2/58Whirlwind
22 Sqdn St.Mawgan4/6/561997Whirlwind, Wessex
22 Sqdn.ChivenorJun 56 ?currentWhirlwind, Wessex, Sea KingA Flight only
22 Sqdn. St.Eval28/10/411/2/42Beaufort 
220 Sqdn. St.Eval14/11/514/12/56Shackleton 
220 sqdn. St.Mawgan4/12/561/10/58Shackleton
222 Sqdn. Exeter11/12/458/7/46Meteor III
222 Sqdn. Predannack15/12/4421/2/45Spitfire, Tempest
224 Sqdn. St.Eval9/12/4119/2/42Hudson 
224 Sqdn. St.Eval25/4/4311/9/44Liberator 
224 Sqdn. St.Eval20/7/4510/11/47Liberator, Lancaster  
225 Sqdn. (det)OkehamptonSummer 40Lysander II
228 Sqdn. St.Eval1/6/4630/9/46Liberator 
228 Sqdn. St.Eval1/7/5429/11/56Shackleton 
228 Sqdn. St.Eval14/1/586/3/59Shackleton 
228 sqdn. St.Mawgan4/12/5614/1/58Shackleton
229 OCUChivenor28/3/512/9/74Vampire FB.5 & T.11; Meteor F.8 & T.7; Sabre F.4; Hunter 1,4,6,7,9,10; Tempest TT.5, Chipmunk and more ?Comprising, at various times, of the following Reserve sqdns.: 63; 79; 145; 234. Also a Forward Air Controller Flight, Towed Target Flight and Fighter/Recce Flight.
233 Sqdn. St.Eval8/8/412/1/42Hudson 
234 Sqdn.Bolt Head18/3/4429/4/44Spitfire VB
234 Sqdn. Portreath27/4/4223/8/42Spitfire
234 sqdn. Predannack24/12/4131/12/41Spitfire
234 Sqdn. Predannack19/6/4428/8/44Spitfire
234 Sqdn. St.Eval18/6/4014/8/40Spitfire I  
234 Sqdn. St.Eval11/9/4024/2/41Spitfire I  
235 Sqdn.Chivenor16/7/4221/1/43Beaufighter IC & VIC
235 Sqdn. Portreath29/8/436/9/44Beaufighter
236 OCU St.Mawgan1/7/701/4/82Nimrod
236 OCU St.Mawgan1/11/831/10/92Nimrod
236 SqdnDavidstow6/8/44 ?25/8/44 ?Beaufighterjust a detachment ?
236 Sqdn. det St.EvalJul 40 8/8/40Blenheim IVF  
236 Sqdn. det. Predannack19421943Beaufighterfrom late 1942
238 Sqdn. St.Eval14/8/4010/9/40Hurricane 
240 Sqdn. St.Eval27/5/525/6/52Shackleton 
240 Sqdn. (det)Falmouth20/9/394/10/39London
247 Sqdn.ExeterDec 41 21/9/42Hurricane
247 Sqdn. Portreath10/5/4118/6/41Hurricane
247 Sqdn.Predannack18/6/4117/5/42Hurricane IIA,B,C
247 Sqdn.Roborough1/8/4010/2/41Gladiator IIre-equipped with Hurricane I Jan/Feb 41
247 Sqdn. det St.Eval8/405/41Gladiator, Hurricane based at Roborough
248 Sqdn.Chivenor19/7/458/12/45Mosquito VI
248 Sqdn.Chivenor17/12/4530/5/46Mosquito VI
248 Sqdn. Portreath17/2/4412/9/44Mosquito VI, XVIII
248 Sqdn. Predannack18/1/4317/2/44Beaufighter, Mosquito
25 Sqdn. det. Predannack19421942Havocsummer 1942
252 Sqdn.Chivenor1/12/406/4/41Blenheim IF & IVF, Beaufighter IC
254 Sqdn.Chivenor29/6/4526/11/45Beaufighter X
254 Sqdn. det. St.Eval19401940Blenheimlate 1940
257 Sqdn.Exeter21/9/428/1/43Spitfire
257 Sqdn. (det)Bolt Head21/9/428/1/43Typhoon IA & IBMain base Exeter
26 Sqdn.Chivenor24/9/4623/10/46Tempest F.2
26 Sqdn. Exeter8/12/4414/1/45Spitfire
26 Sqdn. Harrowbeer14/1/4521/1/45Mustang 
26 Sqdn. Harrowbeer3/4/4523/5/45Mustang 
263 SqdnExeter30/11/41Jan 1943WhirlwindTwelve aircraft
263 Sqdn (det)Predannack2/1/4323/1/43WhirlwindFour aircraft
263 Sqdn (det)Predannack20/3/4323/3/43WhirlwindTen aircraft
263 Sqdn.Bolt Head19/6/4410/7/44Typhoon IB
263 Sqdn.Exeter28/11/4024/2/41Hurricane, Whirlwind
263 Sqdn. Harrowbeer20/2/4315/3/43WhirlwindA Flight only
263 Sqdn. Harrowbeer19/3/4419/6/44Typhoon 
263 Sqdn.Portreath18/3/4110/4/41Whirlwind
263 Sqdn. Portreath19421942Whirlwindsummer 1942
263 Sqdn. St.Eval24/2/4118/3/41Whirlwind 
263 Sqdn. (det)Bolt Head15/3/4319/3/43WhirlwindMain base Warmwell
263 Sqdn. det St.Eval29/12/4024/2/41Whirlwindbased at Exeter
264 Sqdn. Predannack30/4/437/11/43Mosquito
264 Sqdn. Predannack25/9/4430/11/44Mosquito XIII
264 Sqdn. (det)Trebelzueend Dec 4210/2/43Mosquito II
264 Sqdn. det. Portreath19421943Mosquito
266 Sqdn.Bolt Head7/3/4412/3/44Typhoon IB
266 Sqdn.Exeter8/1/4321/9/43Typhoon
266 Sqdn.Harrowbeer21/9/4315/3/44Typhoon 
266 Sqdn. det. Predannack19431943Typhoonautumn 1943
269 Sqdn.Davidstow8/1/448/3/44Hudson IIIA, Martinet, Walrus, Spitfire VB
272 Sqdn.Chivenor3/4/4128/5/41Beaufighter IC
275 Sqdn.Bolt Head7/8/4422/10/44Walrus, Anson, Spitfire VCAir Sea Rescue
275 Sqdn.ChivenorNov 54Oct 57 ?Sycamore, WhirlwindE Flight, became A Flight of 22 Sqdn.
275 Sqdn. Exeter22/10/4412/1/45Spitfire
275 Sqdn. Harrowbeer12/1/4515/2/45Spitfire, Walrus Air Sea Rescue
275 Sqdn. (det)Bolt HeadOct 44Feb 45Walrus, Anson, Spitfire VCAir Sea Rescue
275 Sqdn. det. Portreath19441945variousfrom summer 1944. Air Sea Rescue
276 Sqdn. Harrowbeer21/10/414/4/44variousAir-Sea Rescue
276 Sqdn. Portreath4/4/4418/9/44variousAir Sea Rescue
276 Sqdn. (det)Bolt HeadMay 44Sep 44Walrus, Anson, Sea Otter, Spitfire VBAir Sea Rescue
276 Sqdn. det Portreath1942Apr 44 variousfrom winter 1942. Air Sea Rescue
276 Sqdn. det. Perranporth19421944 ? various
276 Sqdn. det. Roborough19411944variouslate 1941
277 Sqdn. det. Portreath19441945variousfrom late 1944. Air Sea Rescue
278 Sqdn. det. Exeter19451945Spitfire, Walrus early 1945
279 Sqdn (det)Chivenor15/8/4219/8/42Hudson
279 Sqdn (det)Davidstow5/2/439/6/43Hudson
279 Sqdn (det)Harrowbeer9/6/4314/12/43Hudson
279 Sqdn (det)St.Eval23/8/425/2/43Hudson
281 Sqdn.(dets)DavidstowDec 43Feb 45 ?Warwick I
282 Sqdn.Davidstow1/2/4419/9/44Warwick I
282 Sqdn. St.Eval19/9/449/7/45Warwick, Sea Otter  
282 Sqdn. det Exeter19441945variousautumn 1944 - early 1945
286 Sqdn. (det)WinkleighApril 44?Hurricane, Defiant
286 Sqdn. det Portreath19421942variousspring 1942
286 Sqdn. det. Harrowbeer19421942variousspring 1942
286 Sqdn. det. Perranporth19421942variousspring 1942
3 (Coastal) OTUChivenor24/11/4029/7/41Blenheim, Beaufort, Ansonredesignated 5(Coastal) OTU
3 GTS ExeterJan 45 Jul 45 Master II, Hotspur Glider Towing School
302 Sqdn. Harrowbeer1/11/415/5/42Spitfire 
302 Sqdn. Perranporth20/6/4319/8/43Spitfire
304 Sqdn.Chivenor19/2/4421/9/44Wellington XIV
304 Sqdn.Davidstow7/6/4313/12/43Wellington X then XIII then XIVre-equipped Jun 43 & Sept 43
304 Sqdn. Predannack13/12/4319/2/44Wellington
304 Sqdn. St.Eval3/3/459/7/45Wellington 
307 Sqdn.Exeter26/4/4115/4/43Defiant, Beaufighter, Mosquito
307 Sqdn. PredannackApr 43 9/11/43Mosquito
308 Sqdn.Exeter1/4/427/5/42Spitfire
310 Sqdn.Exeter7/5/4226/6/43Spitfire
310 Sqdn. Perranporth29/12/417/5/42Spitfire
310 sqdn. Predannack9/2/4211/2/42Spitfire
310 Sqdn. (det)Bolt Head21/8/4226/6/43Spitfire VB & VCMain base Exeter
311 Sqdn. Predannack23/2/447/8/44Liberator
312 Sqdn. Harrowbeer2/5/4210/10/42Spitfire 
313 Sqdn. Portreath29/11/4115/12/41Spitfire
317 Sqdn.Exeter21/7/411/4/42Hurricane, Spitfire
317 Sqdn. Perranporth21/6/4321/8/43Spitfire
329 Sqdn. Exeter30/8/4517/11/45Spitfire
329 Sqdn. Harrowbeer19/6/4516/7/45Spitfire 
329 Sqdn. Perranporth24/3/4417/4/44Spitfire
33 Sqdn. Predannack15/12/4421/2/45Typhoon
330 (B) Wing Portreath9/12/4218/12/42none ? Wing HQ
340 Sqdn. Perranporth9/11/4317/4/44Spitfire
341 Sqdn. Perranporth11/10/4314/4/44Spitfire
349 Sqdn. Predannack16/2/4519/4/45Spitfire LF.IXe, Typhoon FR.Ib, Tempest Vre-equipment with Tempest never completed
36 Sqdn.Chivenor26/9/449/3/45Wellington XIV
37 E&RFTSExeter3/7/393/9/39Tiger Moth
4 AEFExeter8/9/5827/12/95ChipmunkAir Experience Flight
4 FTS Weapons det.Chivenor1/10/9414/3/95 ?HawkReally from Oct 92 ?
400 Sqdn. (det)Portreath3/12/4223/12/42Mustang I6 a/c for fighter escorts over Biscay
400 Sqdn. (det)Trebelzue23/12/4214/143Mustang I6 a/c for fighter escorts over Biscay
404 Flt. St.Eval24/12/408/3/41Blenheim IV became 1404 Flt
404 Sqdn.Chivenor22/1/432/4/43Beaufighter II & XI
404 Sqdn.Davidstow8/5/441/7/44Beaufighter Xthen dets to Sept 44
406 Sqdn.Exeter15/11/4314/4/44Beaufighter
406 Sqdn. Predannack8/9/428/12/42Beaufighter
406 Sqdn. Predannack14/6/451/9/45Mosquito XXX
406 Sqdn.Winkleigh14/4/4417/9/44Beaufighter VI, Mosquito XII & XXX
407 Sqdn St.Eval1/10/427/11/42Hudson 
407 Sqdn St.Eval3/11/432/12/43Wellington 
407 Sqdn.Chivenor1/4/433/11/43Wellington XII & XIV
407 Sqdn.Chivenor2/12/4329/1/44Wellington XII & XIV
407 Sqdn.Chivenor28/4/4424/8/44Wellington XIV
407 Sqdn.Chivenor11/11/444/6/45Wellington XIVDisbanded
41 Sqdn.Bolt Head29/4/4416/5/44Spitfire XII
41 Sqdn.Bolt Head24/5/4419/6/44Spitfire XII
410 Sqdn. det. Predannack19431943Mosquito
412 Sqdn. Perranporth13/4/4321/6/43Spitfire
414 Sqdn Portreath4/6/4320/6/43Mustang
414 Sqdn. Harrowbeer26/5/434/6/43Mustang 
414 Sqdn. det. Predannack19431943Mustangwinter 1943
415 Sqdn. St.Eval11/4/4216/5/42Hampden TB1  
415 Sqdn. St.Eval11/4/4324/8/43Hampden TB1  
415 Sqdn. (det)St.Eval18/10/4231/10/42Hampden TB1 6 a/c
415 Sqdn.(det)Winkleigh8/54412/7/44Albacore8 a/c
416 Flight det.Exeter7/5/405/6/40Lysander
42 Sqdn.Exeter13/7/3717/7/37Vildebeest
42 Sqdn. St.Eval28/6/528/10/58Shackleton 
42 Sqdn. St.Mawgan8/10/5830/9/92Shackleton, Nimrod
421 Sqdn. (det)Bolt Head30/6/428/7/42Spitfire VB14 a/c det to Exeter & Bolt Head
421 Sqdn. det. Exeter29/6/428/7/42Spitfire
453 Sqdn. Perranporth20/8/4315/10/43Spitfire
456 Sqdn. det. Predannack19431943varioussummer 1943
459 Sqdn.Chivenor14/3/4510/4/45Wellington XIII
46 ERFTS Roborough1/8/393/9/39Hart, Audax Elementary & Reserve Flying Training Squadron
461 Sqdn.Mount Batten26/4/425/9/42Sunderland
48 Sqdn. det. St.EvalJun 40 Jun 40 Beaufort 
482 FlightMount Batten15/9/281/1/29SouthamptonBecame 203 Sqdn.
485 Sqdn. Predannack25/2/4519/4/45Spitfire, Tempest
489 Sqdn St.Eval9/5/4213/6/42Hampden TB1  
5 (Coastal) OTUChivenor1/8/4129/7/41Beaufort, Anson/Oxford
5 Sqdn.Chivenor26/10/4913/3/51Martinet TT1, Harvard T2B, Spitfire LF.16E, Oxford T.2, Beaufighter TT.10, Vampire F.3
50 Sqdn (det)St.Eval20/8/4223/8/42Lancaster I7 aircraft
500 Sqdn. St.Eval30/8/425/11/42Hudson 
500 Sqdn. (det)Harrowbeer15/9/416/10/41Blenheim IVTemporary attachment
502 Sqdn St.Eval22/2/422/3/43Whitley, Halifax  
502 Sqdn (det)St.Eval12/10/194114/10/41Whitley6 a/c for Atlantic sweep
502 Sqdn. St.Eval25/3/4330/6/43Halifax 
504 Sqdn.Exeter18/12/4021/7/41Hurricane
517 Sqdn.Chivenor3/11/4521/6/46Fortress II & III, Halifax IIIDisbanded
517 Sqdn.Chivenor30/11/4521/6/46Halifax IIIDisbanded
517 Sqdn. St.Eval11/8/4325/11/43Hudson III, Hampden  
524 Sqdn.Davidstow7/4/441/7/44Wellington XIII
53 Sqdn.Davidstow1/1/4318/2/43Hudson V
53 Sqdn. St.Eval20/3/413/7/41Blenheim IV  
53 Sqdn. St.Eval19/10/4117/12/41Hudson 
53 Sqdn. St.Eval16/5/423/7/42Hudson 
53 Sqdn. St.Eval3/1/447/9/44Liberator 
53 Sqdn. det St.Eval22/2/4120/3/41Blenheim IV  
536 Sqdn. Predannack8/9/4227/10/42Havoc, Hurricane Turbinlite squadron
536 Sqdn. det. Exeter19421942Havoc, Hurricane late 1942 (Turbinlite Havoc)
541 Sqdn St.Eval15/10/4318/7/44PR Spitfires  
543 Sqdn St.Eval19/10/4215/10/43PR Spitfires 
547 Sqdn.Chivenor10/12/4222/1/43Wellington VIII
547 Sqdn.Chivenor2/4/4331/5/43Wellington VIII & XI
547 Sqdn.Davidstow31/5/4325/10/43Wellington XI
547 Sqdn. St.Eval10/1/4429/9/44Liberator 
58 Sqdn. St.Eval8/4/4230/8/42Whitley 
58 Sqdn. St.Eval31/3/4329/6/43Halifax 
59 Sqdn.ChivenorDec 4227/3/43Fortress IIAdet. only to 6/2/43
6 CPF St.Eval15/1/4027/5/40Tiger Moth Coastal Protection Flight
600 Sqdn. PredannackJun 41 2/9/42Beaufighter I, II
601 Sqdn.Exeter7/9/4017/12/40Hurricane
602 Sqdn. Perranporth20/1/4314/4/43Spitfire
604 SqdnPredannack24/9/445/12/44Mosquito XIII
604 Sqdn. Predannack7/12/4218/2/43Beaufighter
61 Sqdn (det)St.Eval16/7/4223/8/42Lancaster I8 aircraft. R5724 QR.F sank U-751 on 17/7/42
610 Sqdn.Bolt Head26/6/4319/12/43Spitfire VB & VC
610 Sqdn.Bolt Head16/5/4424/5/44Spitfire XIV
610 Sqdn. Exeter4/1/447/4/44Spitfire
610 Sqdn. Harrowbeer24/5/4419/6/44Spitfire XIV  
610 Sqdn. Perranporth30/4/4326/6/43Spitfire
611 Sqdn.Bolt Head17/7/4430/8/44Spitfire LF.VB (?) and IXRe-equipped in July 44
611 Sqdn. Harrowbeer24/6/443/7/44Spitfire 
611 Sqdn. Predannack3/7/4417/7/44Spitfire
612 Sqdn.Chivenor25/5/431/11/43Wellington XIII
612 Sqdn.Chivenor3/12/4326/1/44Wellington XIII & XIV
612 Sqdn.Chivenor1/3/449/9/44Wellington XIV
612 Sqdn.Davidstow12/4/4325/5/43Whitley VII & Wellington XIIIboth types at the same time !
612 Sqdn. St.Eval1/11/433/12/43Wellington 
613 sqdn. Portreath20/6/4315/7/43Mustang
616 Sqdn.Exeter17/9/4318/3/44Spitfire
616 Sqdn. Harrowbeer15/3/4318/3/43Spitfire 
618 Sqdn. det Predannack19431944Mosquitofrom autumn 1943
624 VGSChivenor3/9/65current ?Cadet, Sedbergh, Prefect, Venture, VigilantkVolunteer Gliding School
624 VGS Exeter1/9/553/9/65variousVolunteer Gliding School
626 VGSCuldrose16/3/63Oct 68various
626 VGS PredannackOct 68 1990variousVolunteer Gliding School
626 VGSPredannackJul 91  Vigilantcurrent (2007)
626 VGS St.MawganNov 90 Oct 92 Viking / Venture
639 Sqdn.Cleave1/12/4330/4/45Henley, Hurricane IV
639 Sqdn. det. Portreath19441945Henley, Hurricane from summer 1944. Target towing
64 Sqdn. Harrowbeer26/6/4430/8/44Spitfire 
64 Sqdn. Predannack9/12/422/1/43Spitfire
65 Sqdn. Perranporth29/3/4331/5/43Spitfire
652 Sqdn. (det)Bolt Head?/6/448/6/44Auster IV4 a/c of B Flight en route Normandy
66 Sqdn.Exeter24/2/4127/4/41Spitfire
66 Sqdn.Perranporth27/4/4114/12/41Spitfire IIA
66 Sqdn. Portreath14/12/4127/4/42Spitfire
66 Sqdn. Predannack26/9/4229/9/42Spitfire
691 Sqdn.Chivenor4/10/4611/2/49Vengeance TT.IV, Martinet TT1, Harvard T2B, Spitfire LF.16E, Oxford T.2Renumbered 17 Sqdn.
691 Sqdn. Exeter1/8/4529/4/46variousTarget towing
691 Sqdn. Harrowbeer21/2/451/8/45variousTarget towing
691 Sqdn. RoboroughDec 43Feb 45 variousAnti-Aircraft Cooperation
691 Sqdn. det. Perranporth19441945Henley, Hurricane
7 FTSChivenor1/4/9230/9/94HawkFlying Training School formed from 2 TWU with 63 & 151 (renumbered 19 & 92 from 1/9/92) (Reserve) Sqdns.
7 Sqdn. St.Mawgan7/5/705/1/82Canberra
77 Sqdn.Chivenor6/5/425/10/42Whitley V
82 GS Harrowbeer19/2/4816/8/50Cadet, Sedbergh Gliding School
82 GS RoboroughOct 43 19/2/48Cadet, Sedbergh Gliding School
82 GS (det)St.Merryn16/8/501/9/55Cadet, Sedbergh
84 GS ExeterJun 45 1/9/55Cadet, Sedbergh Gliding School
84 GSHaldon8/44 ?6/46 ?Cadet
85 Sqdn. det. Predannack19431943Mosquitosummer 1943
86 Sqdn. St.Eval10/1/425/3/42Beaufort 
87 Sqdn.Exeter5/7/4028/11/40Hurricane
87 Sqdn. (det)St.Marys19/5/4110/4/42Hurricane I (& II ?)permanent detachment of 6 a/c became 1449 Flight
9 FTS (RLG)Dunkeswell1/7/541/12/54Vampire
93 Sqdn. det.Exeter19411941Havocearly 1941 for Pandora / Long Aerial Mine ?
95 GS PerranporthApr 45 Jun 45 CadetGliding School
Army & Marines (dets) RoboroughApr 67 1972Siouxvarious helicopter units
ASDUPortreath19441945Wellington, Warwick Anti-Submarine Development Unit ?
ASDUSt.Mawgan194523/6/46Warwick
ASR Flt. PerranporthMay 41 5/11/41Lysander
ASV Training Flight/UnitChivenorJan 44 ?20/6/45Wellington XII, XIII & XIV
ASWDUSt.Mawgan10/5/511/9/58 
ATDUCuldrose18/5/5631/8/58various inc. Lincoln, Brigand TF.5, CanberraAircraft Torpedo Development Unit
C Flt. 2 AACUSt.Eval27/4/4016/8/40 Shark, Battle  
CCAPMFSt.Mawgan28/5/5115/7/54Coastal Command Aircraft Preparation and Modification Flight
CCFATUChivenor6/1/4621/2/46Martinet, Hurricane IIC, Spitfire LF.16EDisbanded - Coastal Command Fighter Affiliation Training Unit
CCModCSt.Mawgan15/7/54Feb 56 Coastal Command Modification Centre
D Flight 1 AACUCleave6/9/391/11/42Wallace, Henley, Lysander, Magisterredesignated 1602 Flight
Exercise ‘Hazel Flute’ChivenorSept. 95Sept. 95Harrier GR7
Exercise ‘Hill Foil’ChivenorMay 95May 95Harrier GR7
Exeter UAS Exeter20/8/411943Tiger Moth
FAAExeter15/3/3923/3/43Skua803 Sqdn.
FAAExeter19431943Swordfish, Seafire various FAA units throughout 1943
FAAHarrowbeerApr 43 Apr 43 Swordfish834 Sqdn. det
FAAHarrowbeerApr 44 Aug 44 Swordfish838 Sqdn.
FAAPerranporth20/4/449/8/44Swordfish, Avenger 816, 849, 850 Sqds, under 19 Group Coastal Command
FAAPredannack15/12/54  Satellite for Culdrose - current (2007)
FAARoborough26/7/379/8/37Osprey801 Sqdn.
FAARoborough27/7/386/8/38Swordfish810 Sqdn.
FAARoborough28/8/3910/2/40Swordfish814 Sqdn.
FAARoborough27/5/4021/6/40Swordfish819 Sqdn.
FAARoborough12/6/4021/6/40Swordfish815 Sqdn.
FAARoborough19615/12/01Tiger Moth, Chipmunk Air Experience Flight operated by Airwork under various names
FAARoborough6/12/01currentGrob Tutor 727 Sqdn.
FAASt.Eval7/10/403/11/40Albacore829 Sqdn.
FAASt.EvalNov 40 Dec 40 Swordfish812 Sqdn. det.
FAASt.Eval31/1/416/2/41Skua801 Sqdn.
FAASt.Eval11/3/4315/4/43Swordfish833 Sqdn.
FAASt.Eval7/8/4426/8/44Avenger849 Sqdn.
FAASt.Mawgan23/10/5431/10/56744 Sqdn
FAASt.Mawgan24/5/8225/2/82Lynx702 Sqdn. det 4
FAASt.Mawgan11/12/8517/12/85Lynx702 Sqdn. det 3
FAASt.Mawgan4/2/9114/2/91Lynx709 Sqdn. det 4
FAASt.Mawgan3/3/9312/3/93Sea King 849 Sqdn. det 1
FAASt.Mawgan2/4/931/4/96Sea King Sea King Training Unit
G Flight 1 AACUCleave15/5/391/11/42Wallace, Henleyredesignated 1603 Flight
GCA Flt.(det)St.EvalNov 4326/6/44Oxford
GRUExeter3/6/4014/4/44variousGunnery Research Unit
Hawk Support FlightChivenor1/9/95 ?1/10/95 ??To support 4 FTS detachments (but last Hawk flight from Chivenor was 17/3/95 !)
Hunter Flt.Chivenor24/7/61?HunterHunter Flight, Fighter Command Instrument Rating Squadron
K Flight 1 AACUCleave26/8/406/9/40various
MOTUSt.Mawgan7/7/651/7/70Shackleton
Norwegian Training BaseWinkleighJan 4510/11/45Harvard IIb, Oxford, Cornellto RNoAF (in Norway)
O Flight 1 AACUCleave5/11/401/11/42Wallace, Henley, Lysander, Magister, Tiger Mothredesignated 1604 Flight
O Flight 1 AACUTrebelzue29/5/4227/10/42Henley
OADUPortreathJan 42 10/10/45 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
OFUChivenor17/7/5019/3/51various inc. BuckmasterOverseas Ferry Unit
PRU det.St.Eval1/7/4018/10/42 PR Spifires became 543 Sqdn
Sea King OCU St.Mawgan1/4/9616/10/96Sea King
Sea King Training UnitCuldrose17/2/784/10/79Sea King HAR3 & HAR5
SMRSt.Mawgan1/1/5130/9/56Lancaster MR3, Hastings, Oxford, Anson, Chipmunk
Station Flt.Chivenor19451956various
Station Flt.Davidstow??various inc Spitfire II, Tiger Moth & Beaufort
Station Flt.Dunkeswell??Tiger Moth, Moth Minor, Proctor IV
Station Flt.Exeter19421946various
Station Flt.Harrowbeer19441945various
Station Flt.Mount Batten??various inc Osprey, Walrus & Seafox
Station Flt.Perranporth??various inc Magister, Lysander & Spitfire Vc
Station Flt.Portreath19441946various
Station Flt.Predannack19441946various
Station Flt.Roborough??various
Station Flt.St.Eval19451956various
Station Flt.St.Mawgan??various
Station Flt.Winkleigh19441944various inc Tiger Moth, Auster, Oxford
USAAFExeterApr 44 Oct 44 C-47
V Flight 1 AACUCleave15/5/391/11/42Queen Bee, Magisterredesignated 1618 Flight
VickersPredannack Oct 1954 experimentalsBarnes Wallis Goose & Swallow swing-wing projects