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Haldon Aerodrome was the first airfield in Devon. Established in the 1920s as a private flying field, it developed into an airport with scheduled airline service, and was used by the Navy during World War II.


The airfield lay unused for a while, before being requisitioned by the Air Ministry and occasionally used by communications aircraft during armament testing at a nearby range. The Research Development Flight of RAF used the airfield to help develop balloon cable cutters and airfield rocket defences. It was then transferred to the Admiralty as RNAS Haldon, and as an outpost of RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), was named HMS Heron II on 18 August 1941. It was used by the Fleet Air Arm for Admiralty target towing by detachments of Blackburn Skuas of 794 Squadron and Miles Masters of 761 Squadron


Haldon Aerodrome Lat/Long N50.34.38/W03.31.54 ... 770ft AMSL

Landing area 2,700 ft x 1,140ft...RUNWAYS:Grass/heather.

Runways in 1946: 00/18 900 x 145 yds. 05/23 695 x 150yds. 14/32 500 x 150 yds.


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