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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Aerial photograph of Portreath airfield looking south, the control tower is in front of the technical site on the upper left, 12 July 1946. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/1663. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

Locations

  • Portreath

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1940-41 as an RAF fighter station, Portreath was unusual in having straightaway four tarmac-surface hard runways, with double blast pens dispersed around the perimeter track. After wartime development, it eventually had four T2 and four...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 11:21:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, English Heritage Collection

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