Plans for an interpretation panel on the edge of a Pembrokeshire Second World War airfield have been backed by the National Park.

At the June 5 meeting of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s development management committee, members approved the Natural Resources Wales application to install the landscape restoration works panel on the edge of St Davids Airfield, on land owned by PCNPA.

The board is part of a LIFEquake project, seeking to restore peatland, quaking bogs and their wider supporting wetland landscapes.

The five-year project will restore seven areas of peatland in Wales – specifically quaking bogs and their supporting landscapes – to favourable conservation status.

The panel will feature images and bilingual text including: “The North West Pembrokeshire Commons include Dowrog Common, Trefeiddan Common, St Davids Airfield Common, Tretio Common and Waun Fawr. The commons are home to a wide range of fen plant species, invertebrates, dragonflies and birds.

“Quaking bogs: • Give a home to rare plants and wildlife • Store carbon from the atmosphere • Store and purify water • Give a fascinating insight into our environmental history • Offer a great place to visit and enjoy nature at its best.

During World War II the airfield was an RAF Coastal Command base engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic.