RAF Harrowbeer

Record Number: 101435
This site at Whistley, lies off the western perimeter track near the threshhold to runway 11. The site consisted of seven "frying pan" type parking bays for aircraft, two covered over with steel overblister hangars. One hangar was sited at the end of this road. The overblister hangar was basically an arch with a span of 65 feet, length of 45 feet and height 19 foot 10 inches, constructed of a sectional welded steel frame covered with corrugated iron sheeting. Also on this site was the fuzing point, where bombs would be brought by tractor driven trolley, from the bomb store on the north western edge of the field, to have fuses fitted.

Tags

RAF
RAF Harrowbeer
airfield
WW2
dispersal area

Detail

Bentley
2004
Yelverton