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Report - RAF Predannack. cornwall

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by skeksis, Feb 1, 2011.

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    Building work began for an RAF advanced night fighter base to protect the nearby ports of Falmouth and Penzance during 1940 and RAF Predannack Down opened in 1941 as part of Portreath Sector. It later transferred to RAF Coastal Command until it went into care and maintenance on 1 Jun 1946. During the Second World War Coastal Command squadrons flew anti-submarine sorties into the Bay of Biscay as well as convoy support in the western English Channel using aircraft such as Bristol Beaufighters and De Havilland Mosquitoes.
    World War II memorial at Predannack main gate, April 2007

    A plaque at the entrance, commemorating those who served at RAF Predannack Down during World War II was unveiled on 11 June 2002. It reads: "Like a breath of wind gone in a fleeting second only the memories now remain".

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    the Royal Naval School of Fire Fighting, still holds a number of dummy aircraft for fire extinguishing practice, together with a number of retired airframes for personnel rescue practice,

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