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RAF St Davids
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Serves Sola
Location Pembrokeshire, Wales
Built 1943 (1943)
In use 1943-1958 (1958)
Elevation AMSL 250 ft / 76 m
Coordinates 51°53′10″N 005°12′45″W / 51.88611°N 5.2125°W / 51.88611; -5.2125Coordinates: 51°53′10″N 005°12′45″W / 51.88611°N 5.2125°W / 51.88611; -5.2125
Map

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 5,910 1,802 Asphalt
13/31 3,570 1,088 Asphalt
04/22 3,200 976 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station St Davids or more simply RAF St Davids is a former Royal Air Force station, near the city of St Davids, Wales.

Beginnings[edit | edit source]

The station was built in 1940 during the Second World War and was used by RAF Coastal Command.

Squadrons[edit | edit source]

Sqn Aircraft Posted from Posted to From > To Notes
53 Consolidated Liberator VIII & VI 1 June 1945 17 September 1945 RAF Reykjavik > RAF Merryfield Squadron move.[1]
58 Handley Page Halifax II 6 December 1943 1 September 1944 RAF Holmsley South > RAF Stornoway Squadron move.[2]
220 Consolidated Liberator VI & VIII 1 June 1945 22 September 1945 RAF Lagens > RAF Waterbeach Squadron move.[3]
502 Handley Page Halifax II 10 December 1943 14 September 1944 RAF Holmsley South > RAF Stornoway Squadron move.[4]
517 Handley Page Hampden
Handley Page Halifax V
Boeing Fortress F
25 November 1943 1 February 1944 RAF St Eval > RAF Brawdy Squadron move. United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) aircraft attached.[5]

After the Second World War the airfield was further used by Airwork Services Ltd until 1958 and the RAF Tactical Weapons Unit used one runway from 1974 - 1992 then parts of the airfield were finally sold off by the government in the mid-nineties.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Jefford, p.45 (No. 53 Sqn)
  2. Jefford, p.46 (No. 58 Sqn)
  3. Jefford, p.74 (No. 220 Sqn)
  4. Jefford, p.96 (No. 502 Sqn)
  5. Jefford, p.97 (No. 517 Sqn)

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Jefford, C G MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). (2001). R.A.F Squadrons, A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84037-141-2. 

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