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).
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...