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Davidstow Moor

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Although the Davidstow name is perhaps best known these days for cheese produced by Dairy Crest Limited, which in turn has direct physical connections with the nearby airfield, Davidstow Moor’s geographical position of 970 feet above sea level provided this place with another more obscure claim to fame as being Britain’s highest operational airfield during World War Two.

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Also known as: Davidstow / Davidstow Circuit / Davidstow Woods / RAF Davidstow Moor
County: Cornwall
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Museum / Open land / Public Road / Woodland
Date: October 1942 - 1 December 1945; subsequent minor use to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / RCAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Advent Parish Meeting
  • Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum
  • Davidstow Model Flying Club
  • Davidstow Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 144 Sqn 

  • No 192 Sqn

  • No 206 Sqn

  • No 269 Sqn

  • No 280 Sqn
  • No 281 Sqn

  • No 282 Sqn

  • No 304 Sqn

  • No 404 Sqn

  • No 524 Sqn

  • No 547 Sqn

  • No 612 Sqn

  • No 845 Sqn

  • No 1603 (AAC) Flight

  • No 2708 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2738 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2743 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2748 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2776 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2778 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2786 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2792 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2793 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2796 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2802 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2810 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2886 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2889 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2954 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2955 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Cornish GC

  • Moorland Flying Club

The control tower at Davidstow Moor, March 2012. Courtesy of Andrew Jones

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