Predannack Down

At the Bottom of an active RAF Predannack Down Runway lies loads of decommissioned planes and helicopters.

At first, we thought we would have to deal with an MP with a gun but people just walked past us as we were taking pictures 

History of RAF Predannack Down 

RAF Predannack Down is near Mullion on Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula in the United Kingdom.

The runway is in operation by the Royal Navy and today it is a satellite airfield and relief landing ground for nearby RNAS Culdrose.

Building work began for an RAF advanced night fighter base to protect the nearby ports of Falmouth and Penzance

during 1940 and RAF Predannack Down opened in 1941 as part of Portreath Sector.

It later transferred to RAF Coastal Command until it went into care and maintenance on 1 Jun 1946. 

A plaque at the entrance, commemorating those who served at RAF Predannack Down during World War II was unveiled on 11 June 2002.

It reads: “Like a breath of wind gone in a fleeting second only the memories now remain”.

The runway contains old Helicopters and old aircraft that were in use as part of the RNAF

The site is now secure by Military Police

..

Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2020 Urbanexboi

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*