A Conversation for Britain's First Supersonic Aeroplane

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My guess is that the Mossie will have taken off from the (then) RAF Predannack, near Helston. Although now a satellite base for RNAS Culdrose, at that time Wallis was there from time to time and indeed the rocket proving track can be still be seen in aerial photos.

Have a look here:


It can be faintly made out just to the north west of the main runway and running parallel with it, from the intersection of runway 13, northeastwards.

A clearer source is the upper picture on page 38 of Peter London's rather fine 1999 work, "RNAS Culdrose", part of the Sutton's Photographic History of Aviation series - ISBN 0-750-92230-3.

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