Okehampton II (Folly Gate)
|Also known as:||RAF Okehampton|
|Current Status:||Farmland / Village hall|
|Date:||1928 - 1960|
|Used By:||RAF / Civil|
The airfield closed again for the winter in November 1940 but once more reopened in May 1941, although from mid-war onwards it became primarily a Maintenance Unit base for aircraft spares. During the second half of 1945 Okehampton gradually closed down in this new capacity but some artillery spotter aircraft could still be seen as late as the early 1950s before the land was eventually derequistioned in 1960.
The airfield remains tangible today, mainly through a building formerly used by the Women's Auxillary Air Force, now serving as Folly Gate Village Hall.
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
Inwardleigh Parish Council
- No 16 Sqn
- No 225 Sqn
- No 73 MU
This former WW2 airfield was commemorated at 12 noon alongside the village hall at New Road in Folly Gate village. Postcode: EX20 3AB on Friday the 12th of August 2011.