(re)Opened: September 1928 - Care & Maintenance: Nov 1945 - Closed: 1957 (for flying, Marine Branch continued).
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.
|482 Flight||15/9/28||1/1/29||Southampton||Became 203 Sqdn.|
|203 Sqdn.||1/1/29||28/2/29||Southampton II|
|204 Sqdn.||1/2/29||27/9/35||Southampton, Scapa|
|209 Sqdn.||15/1/30||1/5/35||Iris III & V, Southampton II, Saro A.7, Singapore II, Perth, London I, Stranraer, Short R.24/31|
|204 Sqdn.||5/8/36||2/4/40||Scapa, London, Sunderland|
|Station Flt.||?||?||various inc Osprey, Walrus & Seafox|
|10 Sqdn. RAAF||1/4/40||31/10/45||Sunderland|
- Mount Batten: Flying Boat Base Plymouth 1913-1986 - Author: Dennis C. Teague, Publisher: self published ?
- Mount Batten The Flying Boats of Plymouth - Author: Gerald Wasley, Publisher: Halsgrove
- Strike Hard They Shall Not Pass Unseen - Author D.C.Teague, Publisher: Baron Jay - a history of 10 & 461 Sqdns RAAF also includes a history of Mount Batten
- Maritime is Number Ten - Author K.C.Baff, Publisher Griffin - history of 10 Squadron RAAF (I don't have this, please contact me if you have a copy for sale)
- Some information and photos of Sunderlands here which also links to here
Also the general references listed on the RAF in Devon & Cornwall home page
Modelling Notes for individual aircraft
- When I get a chance !
- The book A Child's War in Cornwall by John Harding has a photo of a Sunderland code RB.U (could be W3986) with HMS Hood in the backgound and states that it was taken in Plymouth Sound and 2 months later Hood
was sunk. The chronology of HMS Hood on the web suggests the ship last visited Plymouth in May 1940 for a refit with 23-27 May the days it was there after the refit finished,
therefore likely to be in the Sound. What is interesting is that the upperwing roundels and the fin flash are Type A. which were in use from November 1939 to July 1940.
|Pictorial References For Modellers|
|Iris||III||209 Sqdn||-||S1263||Coastal & Support Sqdns||115||R|
|London||II||204 Sqdn||-||K6927||Devon Aerodromes||116||R|
|Osprey||III||?||K3649||The K File, Air Britain||287||?|
|Porte||F5||N4570||Coastal Command (Ashworth)||10||?|
|Southampton||II||204 Sqdn||2||S1232||Cornish Skies||39||R|
|Sunderland||I||10 (RAAF) Sqdn||RB.E||P9600||Action Stations Revisited 4||204||R|
|Sunderland||I||10 Sqdn RAAF||RB.B||N9048||Coastal Command (Ashworth)||37||R|
|Sunderland||I||10 Sqdn RAAF||RB.S||W3984||Devon Aerodromes||118||R|
|Sunderland||I||10 Sqdn RAAF||RB.U||W3986 ?||A Child's War in Cornwall||19||R|
|Sunderland||I||204 Sqdn||RF.C||L5802||Devon Aerodromes||117||R|
|Sunderland||III||10 Sqdn RAAF||Z||W4004||Coastal Command (Ashworth)||91||R|