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RAF Roborough - Plymouth City Airport

History

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).

Units

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.

UnitArrivalDepartureAircraftNotes
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.

References

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

Modelling Notes for individual aircraft

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