The former RAF Harrowbeer Airfield is situated in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum, Devon. It is approximately nine miles NNE of the city of Plymouth and approximately six miles South of Tavistock, and also sits within the boundary of Dartmoor National Park. Although sited near the Village of Yelverton, it was called ‘Harrowbeer’ in order to distinguish it from RNAS Yeovilton. The Airfield was under the control of ’10 Group’ and it was never assigned a station badge.

Technical Information on RAF Harrowbeer

OS Grid Reference SX513680
Lat/Long 50° 29′ N 04° 05′ W
Height above sea level 650 ft
Airfield Code QB
Runways: length/width – surfaced with:
3840 ft x 150 ft – asphalt
3345 ft x 150 ft – asphalt
2736 ft x 150 ft – asphalt
Airfield opened 15th August 1941
Airfield closed 31st July 1945
Dispersal (blast or ‘E’) bays 12
Hangars 2 x Bellman (T2) 8 x Blister