List of Norfolk airfields

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This is a list of current or former military airfields within the English county of Norfolk, East Anglia. They may have been used by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), Royal Air Force (RAF), Army Air Corps (AAC), Fleet Air Arm (FAA), United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) or the United States Air Force (USAF).

For a list of current RAF stations in the UK and abroad, see List of Royal Air Force stations and for former stations see List of former Royal Air Force stations.

Name Alt Name Used by Dates Current use Notes
RAF Attlebridge USAAF Station 120 - 8th Air Force RAF, USAAF June 1941 – 5 August 1956 Farmland [1]
RAF Bacton RNAS Bacton RNAS, RAF 1915 – March 1919 Farmland First World War "Landing Ground".[2]
RAF Barton Bendish RAF 2 September 1939 – October 1942 Farmland Second World War Landing Ground.[3]
RAF Bircham Newton RAF, FAA May 1918 – 18 December 1962 now a training establishment to the civil Construction Industry Training Board Second World War Landing Ground.[4]
RAF Bodney USAAF Station 141 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF March 1940 – 26 November 1945 British Army Training Ground Second World War Landing Ground.[5]
RAF Burgh Castle RNAS Burgh Castle RNAS, RAF 1915–1919 Open Land First World War Landing Ground.[6]
RAF Bylaugh Hall Second World War Landing Ground.??????#??????
RAF Coltishall USAAF Station 355 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF May 1940 – 30 November 2006 HMP Bure the last operational WW2 airfield, closed in 2006, now known as "MoD Coltishall" until its disposal.[7]
RAF Deopham Green USAAF Station 142 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF January 1944 – 1 January 1948 Farmland Second World War Landing Ground.[8]
RAF Docking RAF July 1940 – 13 September 1946 Farmland [9]
RAF Downham Market RAF 1942 – October 1946 Bexwell Industrial Estate [10]
RAF East Wretham USAAF Station 133 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF 1940 – 1 July 1948 British Army use [11]
RAF Feltwell RFC, RAF, USAF November 1917 – Present Housing and education for USAF personnel [12]
RAF Fersfield USAAF Station 140 - 8th AF
USAAF Station 554 - 8th AF
RAF, USAAF 1944 – 17 March 1946 Farmland [13]
RAF Foulsham RAF May 1942 – June 1962 Farmland/Industry [14]
RAF Great Massingham RAF July 1940 – November 1950 (closed to flying) Farmland/Limited Flying bomber station.[15]
RAF Great Yarmouth RNAS Great Yarmouth RNAS, RAF 15 April 1913 – November 1920 Housing First World War, in WW2 was used by 16 Recruit Centre from 1941 to 15 March 1943 (AIR 29/504).[16]
RAF Hardwick USAAF Station 104 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF September 1942 – 6 August 1946 Farmland/Limited Flying [17]
RAF Harling Road RFC Harling Road RFC, RAF December 1916 (earliest known date) - March 1920 Industry First World War.[18]
RAF Hethel USAAF Station 114 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF 1942 – 15 June 1948 Lotus Cars/ Hethel Engineering Centre [19]
RAF Hickling Broad RAF 18 August 1918 – September 1919 Moorings [20]
RAF Hingham First World War "Landing Ground".
RAF Holt RNAS Holt RNAS, RAF November 1915 – 1920s Farming/ Open land First World War "Landing Ground".[21]
RAF Horsham St Faith USAAF Station 123 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF 1940–1967.[22] Norwich International Airport [23]
RAF Knettishall USAAF Station 136 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF 6 January 1943 – 1957 Farmland [24]
RAF Langham RAF, FAA Joint Fleet Air Arm/RAF.
RAF Little Snoring Bomber station.
RAF Ludham Private landing strip
RAF Marham Current home to the Panavia Tornado GR4, and former home to last of the mighty Victor
RAF Matlaske
RAF Mattishall First World War.
RAF Methwold
RAF Mousehold Heath RFC Mousehold Heath RFC, RAF 1914–1933 Norwich Airport
RAF Narborough
RAF North Creake Worker RAF 100 Group Bomber Support - 199 & 171 Squadrons 1943–1947 Control Tower is now a Bed and Breakfast www.controltowerstays.com Airfield is now in agricultural use with some light industry in the former airfield buildings. Several buildings are now converted into houses including the Control Tower.
RAF North Pickenham RAF Thor IBM satellite station.
RAF Old Buckenham USAAF Station 144 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF
RAF Oulton Oulton Park
RAF Pulham RAF Used for the development of British airships between the wars.
RAF Rackheath USAAF Station 145 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF
RAF Sculthorpe RAF, USAAF, USAF 1943-Unknown
RAF Sedgeford
RAF Seething USAAF Station 146 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF
RAF Shipdham USAAF Station 115 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF Shipdham Airfield
RAF Snetterton Heath USAAF Station 138 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
RAF Swannington
RAF Swanton Morley
RAF Thetford
RAF Thorpe Abbotts
RAF Tibenham USAAF Station 124 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF
RAF Watton
RAF Wendling USAAF Station 118 - 8th AF RAF, USAAF
RAF West Raynham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attlebridge". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bacton". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Barton Bendish". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bircham Newton". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bodney". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Burgh Castle". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Coltishall". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Deopham Green". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Docking". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Downham Market (Bexwell)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "East Wretham". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Feltwell". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fersfield (Winfarthing)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Foulsham". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Great Massingham". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Great Yarmouth I (South Denes) (Yarmouth)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hardwick, Norfolk". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Harling Road (Roudham)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Hethel". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Hickling Broad". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Holt". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "RAF Horsham St Faith airfield". Control Towers. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Horsham St Faith (Norwich)". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Knettishall". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

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