Opened: May 1942 (15/7/31 as civil airport, September 1939 requisitioned by Admiralty, May 1942 control passed to RAF) - Closed: May 1946 (continued as civil airport until 23/12/2011).
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.
|FAA||27/7/38||6/8/38||Swordfish||810 Sqdn. |
|15 Group Comms Flight ||13/6/39||1/2/41||various|| |
|46 ERFTS ||1/8/39||3/9/39||Hart, Audax ||Elementary & Reserve Flying Training Squadron |
|FAA||28/8/39||10/2/40||Swordfish||814 Sqdn. |
|FAA||27/5/40||21/6/40||Swordfish||819 Sqdn. |
|FAA||12/6/40||21/6/40||Swordfish||815 Sqdn. |
|‘B’ Flight 2 AACU ||1940||13/2/43||various||Anti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit, became 1623 Flt. |
|247 Sqdn.||1/8/40||10/2/41||Gladiator II||re-equipped with Hurricane I Jan/Feb 41|
|19 Group Comms Flight ||5/2/41||15/12/47||various|| |
|10 Group ASR Flight (1 of 4)||14/5/41||21/10/41||Lysander||Absorbed into 276 Sqdn.|
|16 Sqdn. det. ||1941||1942||Lysander||autumn 1941 |
|276 Sqdn. det. ||1941||1944||various||late 1941 |
|1623 Flt. ||14/2/43||1/12/43||various||Anti-Aircraft Cooperation, became 691 Sqdn. |
|82 GS ||Oct 43 ||19/2/48||Cadet, Sedbergh ||Gliding School |
|691 Sqdn. ||Dec 43||Feb 45 ||various||Anti-Aircraft Cooperation|
|19 Group Comms Flight ||27/8/51||1/4/60||various|| |
|FAA||1961||5/12/01||Tiger Moth, Chipmunk ||Air Experience Flight operated by Airwork under various names|
|Army & Marines (dets) ||Apr 67 ||1972||Sioux||various helicopter units |
|FAA||6/12/01||current||Grob Tutor ||727 Sqdn. |
- Roborough: Plymouth City Airport 1929-1989 - Author: Dennis C. Teague, Publisher: self published ?
Also the general references listed on the RAF in Devon & Cornwall home page
Modelling Notes for individual aircraft
- Scale Aircraft Modelling covered 691 Sqdn
- Photo of DH Heron Srs2 XH375 of the Royal Flight at Roborough 24/5/55. Flown to Hendon at 1615hrs by Duke of Edinburgh.
Note the cheatline is Edinburgh Green (RAL 6001 - Tamiya XF05 or Humbrol 101)
- More when I get a chance !
|Pictorial References For Modellers|
|Anson||C19||19 Gp CF||C||TX222||Action Stations Revisited 4||251||R|
|Gladiator||II||2 AACU||JQ.M||N2308||Devon Aerodromes||128||R|
|Gladiator||II||247 Sqdn||HP.B||N2306||Devon Aerodromes||124||R|
|Hector||I||2 AACU||JQ.M||K9783||Devon Aerodromes||129||R|
|Oxford||1623 Flt||A (?)||N6275||Devon Aerodromes||130||R|