Military of the United Kingdom in Cornwall: RAF St Eval, 829 Naval Air Squadron, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 820 Naval Air Squadron Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155958958

Published: June 25th 2011

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Military of the United Kingdom in Cornwall: RAF St Eval, 829 Naval Air Squadron, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 820 Naval Air Squadron  by  Source Wikipedia

Military of the United Kingdom in Cornwall: RAF St Eval, 829 Naval Air Squadron, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 820 Naval Air Squadron by Source Wikipedia
June 25th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 26 pages | ISBN: 9781155958958 | 6.11 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: RAF St Eval, 829 Naval Air Squadron, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 820 Naval Air Squadron, RNASMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: RAF St Eval, 829 Naval Air Squadron, Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, 820 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Culdrose, 750 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Vulture II, HMS Fisgard, 700 Naval Air Squadron, RAF St Mawgan, 849 Naval Air Squadron, RAF Davidstow Moor, Predannack Airfield, 814 Naval Air Squadron, RAF Cleave, GCHQ Bude, HMS Raleigh, 32nd Regiment of Foot, 857 Naval Air Squadron, RRH Portreath, Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, 771 Naval Air Squadron, 824 Naval Air Squadron, List of Vice-Admirals of Cornwall, Joint Services School for Linguists, 854 Naval Air Squadron, Merlin Depth Maintenance Facility, HMS Cornwall, 792 Naval Air Squadron, RAF Perranporth.

Excerpt: RAF St Eval was a strategic airbase for the RAF Coastal Command in the Second World War (situated in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom). St Evals primary role was to provided vital anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the South West coast of England.

Aircraft from the base were also used for photographic reconnaissance missions, meteorological flights, convoy patrols, air-sea rescue missions and protection of the airbase from the Luftwaffe. The RAFs 1930s expansion plan included a requirement for an airbase to provide anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the South-west coast of England.

The site at St Eval was chosen as a Coastal Command base and work got underway in 1938. Five widely dispersed cottages, two houses and portions of two farms were acquired by compulsory purchase and with the village of St Eval completely demolished in order to build the air station.

Levelling of the site by G.Wallace Ltd involved the removal by bulldozer of many Cornish dry stone walls and three ancient tumuli. One householder tried to hold out against the authorities and refused to leave his cottage for several days. Only the church survived from the village...



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