RAF Roborough - Plymouth City Airport


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.

FAA26/7/379/8/37Osprey801 Sqdn.
FAA27/7/386/8/38Swordfish810 Sqdn.
15 Group Comms Flight 13/6/391/2/41various
46 ERFTS 1/8/393/9/39Hart, Audax Elementary & Reserve Flying Training Squadron
FAA28/8/3910/2/40Swordfish814 Sqdn.
FAA27/5/4021/6/40Swordfish819 Sqdn.
FAA12/6/4021/6/40Swordfish815 Sqdn.
B Flight 2 AACU 194013/2/43variousAnti-Aircraft Cooperation Unit, became 1623 Flt.
Station Flt.??various
247 Sqdn.1/8/4010/2/41Gladiator IIre-equipped with Hurricane I Jan/Feb 41
19 Group Comms Flight 5/2/4115/12/47various
10 Group ASR Flight (1 of 4)14/5/4121/10/41LysanderAbsorbed into 276 Sqdn.
16 Sqdn. det. 19411942Lysanderautumn 1941
276 Sqdn. det. 19411944variouslate 1941
1623 Flt. 14/2/431/12/43variousAnti-Aircraft Cooperation, became 691 Sqdn.
82 GS Oct 43 19/2/48Cadet, Sedbergh Gliding School
691 Sqdn. Dec 43Feb 45 variousAnti-Aircraft Cooperation
19 Group Comms Flight 27/8/511/4/60various
FAA19615/12/01Tiger Moth, Chipmunk Air Experience Flight operated by Airwork under various names
Army & Marines (dets) Apr 67 1972Siouxvarious helicopter units
FAA6/12/01currentGrob Tutor 727 Sqdn.


Also the general references listed on the RAF in Devon & Cornwall home page

Modelling Notes for individual aircraft

Pictorial References For Modellers
AnsonC1919 Gp CFCTX222Action Stations Revisited 4251R
GladiatorII2 AACUJQ.MN2308Devon Aerodromes128R
GladiatorII247 SqdnHP.BN2306Devon Aerodromes124R
HectorI2 AACUJQ.MK9783Devon Aerodromes129R
Oxford1623 FltA (?)N6275Devon Aerodromes130R