RAF & RNAS Airfields

Since the invention of the aircraft they have played a major part in nations’ defence, both in times of peace and war. Over the years there have many airfields based in Cornwall, with many different squadrons and aeroplanes represented.
Please click on the links below (where applicable) to see more about these airfields.

RAF Bude – The aircraft from here flew coastal patrols between St George’s Channel and The Bristol Channel, a role which continued until the end of WW1. The site closed in 1919.
RAF Cleave (Overview)
RAF Cleave (Unit Information)
RAF Davidstow Moor (Overview)
RAF Davidstow Moor (Unit Information)
RAF Falmouth
RAF Perranporth (Overview)
RAF Perranporth (Unit Information)
RAF Portreath (Overview)
RAF Portreath (Unit Information)
RAF Predannack (Overview)
RAF Predannack (Unit Information
RAF St Eval (Overview)
RAF St Eval (Unit Information)
RAF St Eval (Aircraft)
RAF St Mary’s – Isles of Scilly (Overview)
RAF St Mary’s – Isles of Scilly (Unit Information)
RAF St Mawgan (Overview)
RAF St Mawgan (Unit Information)
RAF St Merryn (Overview)
RAF St Merryn (Unit Information)
RAF Treligga – Treligga was a pre-war gliding site and was developed by the navy into a air-to-ground range
RAF Tresco – Isles of Scilly

RNAS Culdrose
RNAS Mullion
RNAS Newlyn
RNAS Padstow