Opened: 1928 - Closed: October 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.
|Bristol Fighter, Atlas, Audax, Lysander||Used for summer camps by Army Co-operation Sqdns up to 1939 e.g 13 & 16 Sqdns|
|225 Sqdn. (det)||Summer 40||Lysander II|
|16 Sqdn.||3/8/40||15/8/40||Lysander I & II||& occasional dets to Spring 1942|
|16 Sqdn.||4/6/41||6/6/41||Lysander III & IIIA|
|16 Sqdn.||9/9/41||11/9/41||Lysander III & IIIA|
The general references listed on the RAF in Devon & Cornwall home page
Modelling Notes for individual aircraft
- Lysander II P1684 UG.A is shown in Airfix Magazine Dec 1975 as at
Cambridge in August 1940 - the squadron moved to Okehampton from Cambridge
so it's a good assumption this aircraft was based at Okehampton in August
- When I get a chance !
|Pictorial References For Modellers|
|Lysander||III||16 Sqdn||UG.L||V9512||Devon Aerodromes||151||R ?|