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Also known as: RAF Bude
County: Cornwall
Current Status: Open land / Woodland
Date: 19 May 1918 - 3 February 1919
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Maritime patrol

Bude was a mooring-out station for anti-submarine patrol non-rigid airships from Mullion. This airfield was sited some considerable distance from the town in an area of trees to the south-east of the village of Marhamchurch and saw significant activity in the final months of World War One. Peacetime brought swift closure as with all other similar supportive airfields engaged in this role.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/06/2020):
  • Bray Institute (Marhamchurch Village Hall) - where ABCT's memorial plaque is sited
  • Bude-Stratton Town Council - name only
  • The Castle Bude Heritage Centre
  • Marhamchurch Parish Council
  • Week St Mary Parish Council

The following alternative information/mass media sources have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Week St Mary Community Website

Photograph from the unveiling of the plaque on 10 November 2019. Courtesy of Marhamchurch Parish Council


Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):


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