RAF Culmhead from the air

These photos show RAF Culmhead from the air:

Culmhead from the air

Culmhead from the air


  1. Hollie

    The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple
    ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 25 foot
    drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I knw this is entirely off topjc but I had to share it with

    1. Robin

      Funny you should wish to share it with us, can only suggest you either keep your replacement from your cousin. or fit it with a parachute

  2. Øyvind Runge Jepsen

    Mayby you know – but under the food and mouth crisis in 2001 the site were used by DEFRA as center for the veterinary campaign for eradication of the disease in Sommerset. I was there for a month as a volunteer together with dedicated veterinarians from all over the world fighting this battle. I did at that time knowing nothing about the history of the place, a great pity, as I am very interested in WW2 history. Then and now I am proud of our effort in 2001, and seen in a historic perspective, it could be a tiny pay back to the brave men fighting for the freedom in Europe 1939_45. Sincerely and thanks. Ø.R. Jepsen, DVM, Denmark

    1. Robin

      As a member of the trust and a retired dairy farmer living not far from Upottery airfield I am grateful for your interest in the airfield and your help help 2001 over that worrying time. All best

  3. David Bunney

    Our event will be held on14th 15th of July at Dunkeswell Airfield. the actor
    Mathew.Leitch from BAND OF BROTHERS who played FLOYD TALBERT has kindly agreed to attend the event. Hopefully details of this event will be available shortly
    David. Bunney.

  4. Loobieloo

    The runways aren’t being removed, but they were used to store chippings for the council I think. Sadly there are some plans to build an enormous solar farm there now, although it hasn’t yet gone to planning. They will be 6ft off the ground so sheep can graze underneath and there will be an 8m fence all around it obliterating the open views. The solar panels will be on the grassland only as the runways are actually protected. Lovely green Britain is changing and not for the better.

  5. David. Bunney

    What a pity this Airfield does not look like this now I went there last week and it appears that a lot of the runways are being removed with heaps of soil everywhere.

    1. Joshua Archer

      I live near the airfield and have viseted the site on many occasions,all the runways are still in there origonal positions (only smetharpe has had runways removed) Culmhead is in a poor state although the main buildings such as the Control building are in a fair condition and with a bit of work could look really good.I was wondering why no projects have happened at Culmhead? It is a great site with aircraft pens and a hanger in good condition along with the Control building and night flying equipment store.

      Why has no work been done to preserve this historic site which played a vital role in the battle of Britain?

      1. Robin

        I have contacted Joshua direct

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