RAF Great Massingham
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|RAF Great Massingham|
|Near Great Massingham, Norfolk in England|
|Type||Royal Air Force station|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation||85 metres (279 ft) AMSL|
Royal Air Force Great Massingham or more simply RAF Great Massingham is a former Royal Air Force station located 8.1 miles (13.0 km) southwest of Fakenham, Norfolk and 11.7 miles (18.8 km) east of King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.
The airfield was built as a satellite airfield of RAF West Raynham in 1940. The airfield closed in 1945, although remained in use for storage until the 1950s.
The following units were posted here at some point:
- No. 18 Squadron RAF 1940 - 41.
- No. 90 Squadron RAF 1941.
- No. 107 Squadron RAF 1941.
- No. 342 Squadron RAF 1943.
- No. 169 Squadron RAF 1944 - 45.
- No. 16 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section.
- No. 1482 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight.
- No. 1692 (Bomber Support) Training Unit RAF.
The airfield was sold in 1958 and returned to agricultural use. Although the runways are still present and still used, the control tower has been demolished.
- 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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