RAF Hamworthy

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RAF Hamworthy
RAF Poole
HMS Turtle
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg
Poole Harbour, Dorset, United Kingdom
RAF Hamworthy is located in Dorset
RAF Hamworthy
RAF Hamworthy
RAF Hamworthy, shown within Dorset
Coordinates 50°42′20″N 001°57′30″W / 50.70556°N 1.95833°W / 50.70556; -1.95833
Type Military Seaplane Base
Site history
In use 1939-1948
Battles/wars European Theatre of World War II
Garrison information
Garrison RAF Coastal Command
Occupants No.19 Group Coastal Command, Royal Navy, BOAC

Royal Air Force Hamworthy or more simply RAF Hamworthy is a former Royal Air Force Coastal Command seaplane base at Poole Harbour in Dorset, England which was operational between 1939 and 1948. During the Second World War, it was used by the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and BOAC.

RAF units and aircraft[edit]

Unit Dates Aircraft Variant Notes
No. 210 Squadron RAF 1943 Consolidated PBY Catalina IB Detachments to Gibraltar.[1]
No. 461 Squadron RAAF 1942-1943 Short Sunderland II and III [2]



  1. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 70.
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 93.


  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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