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St. Mawgan (including Trebelzue) (Newquay Cornwall)

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If ever there is a case of snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat, St Mawgan symbolises this as the original Trebelzue Airfield proved a disaster due to crosswinds and too short runways, requiring land further to the east to be requisitioned and so create a brand new airfield. Trebelzue however proved not a complete waste of time as it became a dispersal area thereafter.

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Also known as: Mawgan / Newquay / Newquay Cornwall Airport / RAF St. Mawgan / RAF Trebelzue / Trebelzue Big Field / USAAF Station 512
County: Cornwall
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil

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

  • Coffee Republic
  • Colan Parish Council
  • Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Cornwall Council
  • Newquay Library
  • Newquay Town Council
  • St. Columb Major Town Council
  • St. Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council

Main Unit(s) Present:

  • No 1 AACU ‘O’ Flight
  • No 1 Air Traffic School
  • No 2 Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
  • No 7 Sqn
  • No 10 Sqn
  • No 16 FU
  • No 22 Sqn
  • No 42 Sqn
  • No 201 Sqn
  • No 206 Sqn
  • No 217 Sqn
  • No 220 Sqn
  • No 228 Sqn
  • No 236 OCU
  • No 264 Sqn
  • No 282 Sqn
  • No 400 Sqn
  • No 626 GS
  • No 626 VGS
  • No 744 Sqn
  • No 814 Sqn
  • No 1360 Flight
  • No 1529 BAT Flight
  • No 1552 RAT Flight No 3 Section
  • No 1602 (AAC) Flight
  • No 1604 (AAC) Flight
  • Air Anglia
  • Air-Sea Warfare Development Unit
  • Air Southwest
  • bmibaby
  • Brymon Airways
  • Coastal Command Aircraft Preparation & Modification Flight
  • Coastal Command Modification Centre
  • Fingland’s Airways
  • Flybe
  • Isles of Scilly Skybus
  • Maritime OTU
  • Mawgan Vale GC
  • Mk.X AI Conversion Flight
  • Overseas Aircraft Despatch Unit
  • Provincial Airways
  • Sea King OCU
  • Sea King Operational Evaluation Unit
  • Sea King Training Unit
  • Starways
  • Traffic Control School
  • Western Airways

The last Avro Lancaster in RAF service at St. Mawgan, 1956. Courtesy of British Pathé

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