RAF Bacton

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RAF Bacton
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Near Norwich, Norfolk in England
RAF Bacton is located in Norfolk
RAF Bacton
RAF Bacton
Shown within Norfolk
Coordinates 52°51′25″N 001°28′09″E / 52.85694°N 1.46917°E / 52.85694; 1.46917Coordinates: 52°51′25″N 001°28′09″E / 52.85694°N 1.46917°E / 52.85694; 1.46917
Type Royal Air Force base
Site information
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Royal Air Force
Site history
Built 1915 (1915)
In use 1915-1919 (1919)
Airfield information
Elevation 12 metres (39 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
00/00  Grass field

RAF Bacton is a former Royal Air Force landing field, built to accommodate aircraft intercepting Zeppelin bombers during the First World War.


The only unit to use Bacton was a detachment of No. 219 Squadron RAF between 22 July 1918 and March 1919 with various aircraft.[1]

A hangar from RAF Bacton was relocated to North Walsham after the closure of the airfield, where it became a garage workshop. This building was damaged in high winds,[2] but an attempt to save the roof failed to salvage the structure, which was demolished in April 2007.[3]




  • 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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