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Location DB > England > Cornwall > Camelford > Davidstow Airfield
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Davidstow Airfield
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 Database Info
created by GC Intercept on 2/22/2007 8:52 AM
last modified by GC Intercept on 2/22/2007 2:54 PM
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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Davidstow Moor
Camelford, Cornwall
England
Owner:
 Hazards
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    Ex Coastal Command airfield during World War 2. Lots of abandoned structutes and interesting remnants of its former use. Picturesque situation. Curious Sheep.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1941
    Closed: 1945
     Required Equipment
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     History
    Once home to elements of the RAF and Royal Canadian Airforce

    (According to Wikipedia): "The land was acquired in 1941 and construction took place in first half of 1942. Providing a three runway airfield with extensive dispersal area. Despite the moorland conditions construction was reasonably straight forward, although it did involve the removal of various field boundaries the closure of minor roads and some drainage work.

    The airfield was closed in December 1945 to become a motor racing circuit, in the early 1950s three Formula 1 races were held there including the first success for the Lotus marque."


     Media Coverage
    Recently the focus of police activity due to a free-party which trashed the place. Arrests were made and sound equipment was siezed. Area was cordoned off for a cleanup operation.
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    2003
    Thu, Feb 22nd, 2007
    posted by GC Intercept
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/25/2008 6:59 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 25 08 at 6:59, Steed validated this location
  • on May 25 08 at 20:59, GC Intercept updated gallery picture
  • on Mar 1 07 at 15:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 28 07 at 8:55, GC Intercept made this location public
  • on Feb 23 07 at 23:20, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 22 07 at 14:54, GC Intercept changed the following: City
  • on Feb 22 07 at 14:50, GC Intercept made this location available
  • on Feb 22 07 at 10:53, GC Intercept changed the following: History
  • on Feb 22 07 at 9:34, GC Intercept deleted 1 pictures from gallery 2003
  • on Feb 22 07 at 9:31, GC Intercept updated gallery picture
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