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RAF Harrowbeer

RAF Harrowbeer
ICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Yelverton, Devon
Built 1940
In use 1941-1950
RAF Harrowbeer is located in Devon
RAF Harrowbeer
RAF Harrowbeer
Location in Devon
Direction Length Surface
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Operating dates.[1]

RAF Harrowbeer is former Royal Air Force airfield situated next to Yelverton in the parish of Buckland Monachorum, Devon England


RAF Harrowbeer was located approximately 9 miles (14 km) NNE of the city of Plymouth and approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Tavistock, and also sits within the boundary of Dartmoor National Park. Although sited near the village of Yelverton, it was called 'Harrowbeer' in order to distinguish it from the similar-sounding RNAS Yeovilton. The airfield was under the control of No. 10 Group RAF and was never assigned a station badge.

The former Ravenscroft School became the officers' mess.[2]

Based units

The airfield opened in May 1941. It closed following the end of World War II.[3][4]

A large number of units used the airfield at some point, such as:

Other units



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Harrowbeer". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  2. ^ RAF HARROWBEER YELVERTON Miscellaneous Information
  3. ^ "The History of RAF Harrowbeer" Retrieved on 7 November 2008
  4. ^ a b c d e "Harrowbeer". Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 23.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 33.
  7. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 45.
  8. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 58.
  9. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 59.
  10. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 65.
  11. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 66.
  12. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 67.
  13. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 80.
  14. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 81.
  15. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 82.
  16. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 84.
  17. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 86.
  18. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 87.
  19. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 90.
  20. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 94.
  21. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 99.
  22. ^ a b Jefford 1988, p. 100.


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