Some information has come from a local resident that a field at South Farm , Budleigh Salterton.(N50.38.248/W3.18.246)was used as an aerodrome between the wars -used for Flying circuses and pleasure flights . Possibly the area to the north of the farm buildings.It was known as the "Flying Field" locally .
He also says that the same location was used as a decoy airfield during WW2....this is a new one to me ...can anyone confirm this?
My informant also states...."On the coast edge beyond farm and close to the sewage pumping station, was the wartime gunnery target range with the targets moored offshore. piolots from Exeter in particular would use these facilities. There is still a shell of a building alonside the costal footpath which I understand was used the observe the targets."