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RAF Harrowbeer

History

Opened: 5/8/41 - Care & Maintenance: 1/8/45 - Closed: 13/5/46 but occasional use until 1950

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
500 Sqdn. (det)15/9/416/10/41Blenheim IVTemporary attachment
276 Sqdn. 21/10/414/4/44variousAir-Sea Rescue
130 Sqdn. 25/10/4130/11/41Spitfire 
302 Sqdn. 1/11/415/5/42Spitfire 
286 Sqdn. det. 19421942variousspring 1942
312 Sqdn. 2/5/4210/10/42Spitfire 
175 Sqdn. 10/10/429/12/42Hurricane 
19 Sqdn. det. 19421942Spitfirelate 1942
193 Sqdn. 18/12/4217/8/43Hurricane, Typhoon  
263 Sqdn. 20/2/4315/3/43WhirlwindA Flight only
616 Sqdn. 15/3/4318/3/43Spitfire 
FAAApr 43 Apr 43 Swordfish834 Sqdn. det
414 Sqdn. 26/5/434/6/43Mustang 
183 Sqdn. 5/6/434/8/43Typhoon 
279 Sqdn (det)9/6/4314/12/43Hudson
266 Sqdn.21/9/4315/3/44Typhoon 
Station Flt.19441945various
263 Sqdn. 19/3/4419/6/44Typhoon 
131 Sqdn. 24/3/4424/5/44Spitfire VII  
FAAApr 44 Aug 44 Swordfish838 Sqdn.
156 (GR) Wing 22/4/448/8/44none ? Wing HQ
610 Sqdn. 24/5/4419/6/44Spitfire XIV  
1 Sqdn 20/6/4422/6/44Spitfire 
165 Sqdn. 20/6/4422/6/44Spitfire 
611 Sqdn. 24/6/443/7/44Spitfire 
64 Sqdn. 26/6/4430/8/44Spitfire 
126 Sqdn. 3/7/4430/8/44Spitfire 
275 Sqdn. 12/1/4515/2/45Spitfire, Walrus Air Sea Rescue
26 Sqdn. 14/1/4521/1/45Mustang 
691 Sqdn. 21/2/451/8/45variousTarget towing
26 Sqdn. 3/4/4523/5/45Mustang 
329 Sqdn. 19/6/4516/7/45Spitfire 
19 Group CF 15/12/4729/7/48variousCommunications Flight
82 GS 19/2/4816/8/50Cadet, Sedbergh Gliding School

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
DefiantI276 SqdnAQT3997RAFDEC 7209R
HurricaneIIB175 SqdnHH.EHV555Devon Aerodromes108R
SpitfireIX126 Sqdn5J.GMK126Action Stations Revisited 4130R
SpitfireIX126 Sqdn5J.GMK126Devon Aerodromes111R
SpitfireIXc126 Sqdn5J.GMK126Xtradecal 72110R
SpitfireVB130 SqdnPJ.CAD370Devon Aerodromes107R
SpitfireVII131 SqdnNX.LMD172Spitfire at War vol.375R
TyphoonIB193 SqdnDP.DEJ967Devon Aerodromes109R