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County: Cornwall
Current Status: Farmland
Date: Opened by 15 December 1941 - 5 October 1944 (approx)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Decoy Type(s): QX, later Q
Decoy Number(s): 61(c)

Colan operated as the third listed decoy airfield after Trelow Down and Tregonetha Down for St Eval during World War Two. The control shelter still survives.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2015):

  • St Newlyn East Parish Council

Footage of decoy airfields Colan, Tregonetha Down and Trelow DownCourtesy of Phil in Cornwall

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

St. Eval

Associated Airfield(s):

Tregonetha Down / Trelow Down

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