Opened: April 1941 - Closed: 6/4/46.
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.
|66 Sqdn.||27/4/41||14/12/41||Spitfire IIA|
|ASR Flt. ||May 41 ||5/11/41||Lysander|
|118 Sqdn. det. ||1941||1941||Spitfire||autumn 1941 |
|310 Sqdn. ||29/12/41||7/5/42||Spitfire|
|Station Flt.||?||?||various inc Magister, Lysander & Spitfire Vc|
|286 Sqdn. det. ||1942||1942||various||spring 1942 |
|19 Sqdn. ||6/5/42||1/3/43||Spitfire|
|276 Sqdn. det. ||1942||1944 ? ||various|
|130 Sqdn. ||17/7/42||30/3/43||Spitfire|
|602 Sqdn. ||20/1/43||14/4/43||Spitfire|
|65 Sqdn. ||29/3/43||31/5/43||Spitfire|
|412 Sqdn. ||13/4/43||21/6/43||Spitfire|
|610 Sqdn. ||30/4/43||26/6/43||Spitfire|
|132 Sqdn. ||18/5/43||20/6/43||Spitfire|
|302 Sqdn. ||20/6/43||19/8/43||Spitfire|
|317 Sqdn. ||21/6/43||21/8/43||Spitfire|
|453 Sqdn. ||20/8/43||15/10/43||Spitfire|
|183 Sqdn. ||18/9/43||14/10/43||Typhoon|
|341 Sqdn. ||11/10/43||14/4/44||Spitfire|
|340 Sqdn. ||9/11/43||17/4/44||Spitfire|
|329 Sqdn. ||24/3/44||17/4/44||Spitfire|
|FAA||20/4/44||9/8/44||Swordfish, Avenger ||816, 849, 850 Sqds, under 19 Group Coastal Command |
|691 Sqdn. det. ||1944||1945||Henley, Hurricane |
|95 GS ||Apr 45 ||Jun 45 ||Cadet||Gliding School |
- History of RAF Perranporth 1941-1945 - Author: F.R. Andrew, Publisher: self published ?
Also the general references listed on the RAF in Devon & Cornwall home page
Modelling Notes for individual aircraft
- One of the few chances to build a Manchester seen in the area must be L7393 and L7280. On 18th May L7393 was on a test flight
when the starboard engine failed and Perranporth was the only possible landing ground. Unfortunately it overshot and
was destroyed but the crew survived. L7280 brought an investigating team to look at the faulty engine (source: Manchester
by Robert Kirby, pub: Midland Counties). L7393 was EM.V, the code for L7280 is unknown.
- To Be Continued
|Pictorial References For Modellers|
|Beaufort||I||86 Sqdn||BX.M||W6536||RAF Aircraft W1000-Z9999||23||V|
|Spitfire||IIa(LR)||66 Sqdn||LZ.T||P8420 ?||Aviation in Cornwall||63||R|