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  • Welcome - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    block the RAF Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum gives a rich pictorial history of its wartime years with many authentic local memorabilia The Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum gives a truly atmospheric feel with displays of authentic memorabilia and photographs connected with the airfield and the personnel who served there 1942 1945 Visiting the museum Open daily 10 30am to 4pm Easter until end October Entry is free although your donations

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  • About Us - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    expansive Bodmin Moor it s hard to imagine that the site of the memorial museum was once alive with the roar of aircraft taking off and landing and the drone of military vehicles Opened in October 1942 a convoy of American airmen were the first to arrive to refuel before heading onto France Despite being nearly a thousand feet sea level the airfield s strategic position was an important base for aircraft on search and rescue missions for ditched aircrews in the waters of the English channel and the bay of Biscay The planes patrolling the Atlantic prevented u boats from surfacing and helped keep our waters clear of shipping Davidstow Moor saw its share of disasters too It s estimated that there were about 40 air crashes planes limping home and forced to land others over shooting the runway and over 100 aircrew lost their lives There are many stories connected with the airfield acts of great bravery and work of great importance That was a lifetime ago Davidstow Moor is at peace again skylarks sing high in the sky and sheep graze on the farmland nearby Its a solitary place but the scars are still there The RAF

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  • Families - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    Bring all the family Apart from this gem of social history the area surrounding Davidstow Moor provides all sorts of other activities too You could combine your visit with a trip to the picturesque village of Boscastle or historic Tintagel castle and North Cornwall s dramatic coastline You might also like to climb Rough Tor free car park the second highest point in Cornwall which dominates the old airfield Visiting

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  • Schools - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum has been pleased to host many school visits to date We always welcome schools to the museum recognising the important role the museum plays in recording and passing on local history to future generations If you would like to organise a school visit to the museum please telephone in advance on 01840 213266 and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements and make your visit as

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  • How to find us - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    Search for How to find us Parking is provided adjacent to the memorial as you enter the site immediately in front of the museum N B There are two museums on site the Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum is the first one you come to Contact and find us at Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum Davidstow Camelford Cornwall PL32 9YF Tel 01840 213266 Mob 0779 655 6939 Visiting the Museum

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  • News & Information - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    was like on the airfield during the Second World War The book delivers personal stories straight from the heart as told by those who lived and served The book is available from Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum priced 8 50 or by post for 10 00 inclusive of postage packing Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum Davidstow Camelford Cornwall PL32 9YF Tel 01840 213266 Mob 0779 655 6939 Tour the Museum August 30 2015 Museum rafdmmm 001 Reception Phase one This museum gives a truly atmospheric feel with displays of authentic memorabilia and photographs connected with the airfield and personnel who served at this the highest airfield in the UK at 970ft Between phase one and phase two we have a display in a hut called the Sgt Jenkinson P O W display Sgt Philip Jenkinson was a mid upper gunner in a 10 SQDN Halifax Shot down in 1943 over Germany he became a P O W This is a truly unique collection displayed thanks to the Jenkinson family Phase two Houses in a large collection of 1 72 scale aircraft models A Bletchley park display A Pigeons at War exhibit includes a Dickin medal and animal heroes of WWII A large airfield map and layout of RAF Davidstow Moor with photographs of buildings past and present Phase three A collection of aviation artifacts from South West aviation historical society built up over 40 years by Graham Lewis from Devon and Eddie Walford from Cornwall We have over three thousand fragments of aircraft from Spitfires to Hawk jets all displayed with information about each aircraft crew etc 131 aircraft are presented from Devon and Cornwall plus 15 Battle of Britain aircraft and 26 from around the UK and world including parts of V1 and V2s Transmitter Room Here are two

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  • Tour the Museum - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    SQDN Halifax Shot down in 1943 over Germany he became a P O W This is a truly unique collection displayed thanks to the Jenkinson family Phase two Houses in a large collection of 1 72 scale aircraft models A Bletchley park display A Pigeons at War exhibit includes a Dickin medal and animal heroes of WWII A large airfield map and layout of RAF Davidstow Moor with photographs of buildings past and present Phase three A collection of aviation artifacts from South West aviation historical society built up over 40 years by Graham Lewis from Devon and Eddie Walford from Cornwall We have over three thousand fragments of aircraft from Spitfires to Hawk jets all displayed with information about each aircraft crew etc 131 aircraft are presented from Devon and Cornwall plus 15 Battle of Britain aircraft and 26 from around the UK and world including parts of V1 and V2s Transmitter Room Here are two very large transmitters which were saved from the Bodmin Moor BT Station by the Mid Cornwall History Group from the cold war era Our next project is to restore the educational block A very large Nissen hut which was used during the war

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  • Buy the book - Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum
    more of the operational activities of Davidstow Airfield and what life was like on the airfield during the Second World War The book delivers personal stories straight from the heart as told by those who lived and served The book is available from Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum priced 8 50 or by post for 10 00 inclusive of postage packing Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum Davidstow Camelford Cornwall PL32

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