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Banger2004
01-06-2007, 08:33 AM
I have been fascinated by Hanglands searching of Airfields, and was going to pay a visit to my local one, Davidstow Moor Airfield on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

However, while trying to find a decent map of the airfield, I came across these sites which show the remains/history better than I can.

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http://worldwar2airfields.fotopic.net/c214026.html

http://www.controltowers.co.uk/D/Davidstow_Moor.htm

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/airfields/davidstowmoor.html

For those with a real interest this might be useful:

http://www.afterthebattle.com/airleaf.pdf

http://www.motorbooks.co.uk/showsect.asp?id=211&pageno=2

I am glad that photographic records of this place have been taken (I plan to do some myself soon), as the airfield is now under considerable threat it seems with the runways already being torn up for hardcore, buildings being demolished, and Wind Farm applications flying about!

I do enjoy the rare visit, where I can stand and imagine the activity, voices and sounds of a bygone age, and whilst I perhaps agree that these sites can be 'blots on the landscape', it will be a sad day when there is nothing left to show for a previous generations' fight against oppression.

Banger2004
01-06-2007, 08:33 AM
I have been fascinated by Hanglands searching of Airfields, and was going to pay a visit to my local one, Davidstow Moor Airfield on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

However, while trying to find a decent map of the airfield, I came across these sites which show the remains/history better than I can.

Enjoy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
http://worldwar2airfields.fotopic.net/c214026.html

http://www.controltowers.co.uk/D/Davidstow_Moor.htm

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/airfields/davidstowmoor.html

For those with a real interest this might be useful:

http://www.afterthebattle.com/airleaf.pdf

http://www.motorbooks.co.uk/showsect.asp?id=211&pageno=2

I am glad that photographic records of this place have been taken (I plan to do some myself soon), as the airfield is now under considerable threat it seems with the runways already being torn up for hardcore, buildings being demolished, and Wind Farm applications flying about!

I do enjoy the rare visit, where I can stand and imagine the activity, voices and sounds of a bygone age, and whilst I perhaps agree that these sites can be 'blots on the landscape', it will be a sad day when there is nothing left to show for a previous generations' fight against oppression.

Hanglands
01-18-2007, 09:52 AM
Hi there Banger2004,

Just noticed this post while looking for my thread. Must have slipped past me...

That first link,worldwar2airfields, is pretty darn good. I dont know how I couldnt have found that one before.

The last two links will come in very useful too, I know somebody who will be spending a fortune on those sites! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

So Davidstowe Moore has a very anti-shipping related past, I bet they had some interesting visitors there too.
From the links it looks like theres still tons of stuff there, especially considering it closed very early. A lot of the stuff in our neck of the woods went on until the 50's 60's, 70's and even 80's, and we dont often find as much as you seem to have down on Bodmin Moor.

I was down that way in September, wish I had done my research properly, I could have got some good pics there!

If you do visit, be sure to share!

Thanks for the links.

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