RAF St. Eval

Title

RAF St. Eval
RAF St Eval [entry point]

Description

RAF St Eval (also known as St. Eval) was located in Cornwall, 8 miles (13 kms) north-east of Newquay.

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It opened in October 1939 and its primary role was to provide anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrols off the south-west coast. In 1940 it became a Fighter Command sector headquarters and subsequently the station was used by RAF Coastal Command and the Fleet Air Arm. Aircraft from the station were also used for photographic reconnaissance operations, meteorological flights, convoy patrols, air-sea rescue and provided air cover for the Normandy campaign. The station was equipped with the FIDO fog dispersal system.

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“RAF St. Eval,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5712.

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