|RAF Davidstow Moor|
|Runways:|| 304 deg 2,000 x 50yd 248 deg 1,400 x 50yd|
210 deg 1,400 x 50yd
|Hangars:||T.2 x 3|
|Dispersals:||50 x Concrete 130ft diam|
|Personnel:||Officers - 302 (4 WAAF) Other Ranks - 2 958 (508 WAAF)|
RAF Davidstow Moor was an airbase at Davidstow near Camelford in Cornwall, United Kingdom from late 1942 until 1945. Despite a few periods of intense activity it was one of Coastal Command's less-used airfields.
The airfield was closed in December 1945 to become a motor racing circuit, known as Davidstow Circuit. In the early 1950s three Formula 1 races were held there (the Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Races) including the first success for the Lotus marque.
|Squadron||Dates Stationed||Planes Used||Duties|
|53 Sqn||1 January 1943 - 18 February 1943||Lockheed Hudson|
|144 Sqn||10 May 1944 - 1 July 1944||Bristol Beaufighter|| Covered the west flank of the Normandy landings. |
Helped to destroy the German naval forces in Western France
|206 Sqn||18 March 1944 - 12 April 1944||B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress|
|269 Sqn||8 January 1944 - 8 March 1944||Lockheed Hudson, Supermarine Walrus||Air sea rescue duties|
|281 Sqn det||December 1943 - February 1945||Vickers Warwick||Air sea rescue duties|
|282 Sqn||1 February 1944 - 19 September 1944||Vickers Warwick||Air sea rescue duties|
|304 Sqn||7 June 1943 - 13 December 1943||Vickers Wellington||Anti-submarine patrols over the Bay of Biscay|
|524 Sqn||7 April 1944 - 1 July 1944||Vickers Wellington||Patrols against E-Boats off the French coast|
|547 Sqn||31 May 1943 - 25 October 1943||Vickers Wellington||Anti-submarine patrols over the Bay of Biscay|
|612 Sqn||12 April 1943 - 25 May 1943||Vickers Wellington||Anti-submarine patrols over the Channel and the Bay of Biscay|
|1603 Flt||16 December 1942 - 27 January 1943||Hawker Henley||Target towing|
There is also a flourishing ultra light and microlight flying school.