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Mullion, Cornwall
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0.6204 Predannack 711-DD, Cornwall
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1941 to present

50 0 N - 5 14 W
10km S of Helston, Cornwall
ICAO: EGDOIATA:
Elevation: 295 feet


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. After a short period of experimental use by Vickers under the supervision of Barnes Wallis around 1951, the base was taken over by the Royal Navy on 15 Dec 1958.
The airfield was allocated the ICAO code EGDO but this fell out of use as it became a satellite airfield for nearby RNAS Culdrose, to handle intensive helicopter operations and as a relief landing ground.  There is also a small range on the site and the RN Fire Fighting School moved here in 1971.
Situated on the western side of the spectacular Lizard Peninsula, parts of the base away from the operational areas are within a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its combination of botanical (orchids), zoological (butterflies & snakes) and geological (bastite & serpentinite) uniqueness.
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.

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List of units at Predannack

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1995/    SFDO








List of aircraft and events at Predannack

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1960-jun-09 AccidentFleet Air ArmDragonfly HR.3WG669
1965-jun-04 AccidentFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XN263
1966-jun-17 AccidentFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM921
1966-jun-17 AccidentFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XM686
1970-aug G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAR.1XA869
1974-oct G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XL835
1977-jun G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM842
1977-jun G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XM669
1982-jan G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWaspXS463
1983-aug-02 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XL836
1986-feb G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XS125
1986-apr G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XL846
1986-may G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XP149
1986-jun Fire trainingFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XS119
1986-sep-11 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XP107
1989-jun Fleet Air ArmLynx HAS2XZ249
1989-aug Fleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM838
1990 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM331
1990 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM841
1990 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XM667
1990 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XN314
1990-may G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XL899
1992-oct G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM868
1992-oct G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XM874
1992-oct G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XP160
1992-oct-28 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmSea King HAS.1XV644
1992-nov-17 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XT481
1993-nov G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWaspXS538
1994-jan-18 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XS877
1994-mar-10 Fleet Air ArmWhirlwind HAS.7XL880
1997-jul-15 Fleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XP151
1999-jul-19 Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XT463
2000-mar-01 Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.5ZD631
2006-sep-26 Wessex HAS.1XP137
2007-apr Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XT468
2007-apr Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XT762
2007-apr-07 wreckageFleet Air ArmWaspXS529
2008-dec Fleet Air ArmSea King HAS.2XZ570
2011-apr Fleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XS885
2011-jul-26 Sea King HAS.2XZ570
2014-nov G I AirframeFleet Air ArmSea King HAS.1XV654
2017-jun-02 S-61D-1XV371
2017-jun-05 G I AirframeFleet Air ArmSea King HAS.1XV657
2017-sep Army Air CorpsLynx AH9ZG915



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