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Portreath

Major
Also known as: RAF Portreath / RRH Portreath / USAAF Station 504
County: Cornwall
Current Status: RAF radar station
Date: 7 March 1941 - circa 1950
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Czech)
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 01/09/2011):

  • Cornwall Council Road Safety Unit
  • Penzance Wheelers Cycling Club
  • Portreath Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit

  • No 14 Sqn
  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 76 Sqn

  • No 130 Sqn

  • No 135 Airfield

  • No 143 Sqn

  • No 152 Sqn

  • No 153 (General Reconnaissance) Wing

  • No 234 Sqn

  • No 235 Sqn

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 247 Sqn

  • No 248 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 275 Sqn

  • No 276 Sqn

  • No 277 Sqn

  • No 313 Sqn

  • No 330 (Bomber) Wing

  • No 600 Sqn

  • No 613 Sqn

  • No 614 Sqn

  • No 1487 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1487 (TT) Flight

  • No 2735 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2758 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2763 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2786 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2796 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2839 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2883 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2953 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • ASR Flight

  • Overseas Air Deliveries Flight

  • Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit

Various photographs of Portreath. Courtesy of Phil in Cornwall

Driving on the runway at Portreath, 2 December 2012. Courtesy of Glen Cromar

 

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