St. Angelo became a military airfield in April 1941.
St. Angelo had poor drainage and boggy conditions, grass landing strips could not be used and solid
runways had to be built.
In August 1943, Coastal Command took over the station. It than became a satellite of the Catalina
and Sunderland flying boat base at Killadeas.
On 1st May 1944 the RAF opened No12 (Operational) Flying Instructors School with the sole purpose of training
ex operational pilots as instructors who would then go on to instruct basic trainee pilots .
They started with Wellingtons, Beaufighters and Mosquitos but it was quickly decided that they would include
instructors on Sunderlands and Catalinas who would do their training out of Killadeas.
My grandfather, F.G."Jerry"Fellows was assigned to St. Angelo on October 28, 1944 until November 29, 1944.
While at St. Angelo, my grandfather flew the Beaufort and the Wellington.
When WW2 ended, the airfield became a maintenance base and it was disbanded in Feb 1947.