View of the Taw river and Belstone Tor


RAF Harrowbeer

RAF Harrowbeer

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. 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. Photograph taken August 2001.
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Updated on May 26, 2019
SX 50882 68144

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