RAF Great Massingham

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RAF Great Massingham
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Near Great Massingham, Norfolk in England
RAF Great Massingham is located in Norfolk
RAF Great Massingham
RAF Great Massingham
Shown within Norfolk
Coordinates52°46′50″N 000°40′36″E / 52.78056°N 0.67667°E / 52.78056; 0.67667Coordinates: 52°46′50″N 000°40′36″E / 52.78056°N 0.67667°E / 52.78056; 0.67667
TypeRoyal Air Force station
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
Site history
Built1940 (1940)
In use1940-1958 (1958)
Airfield information
Elevation85 metres (279 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
03/21 1,200 metres (3,937 ft) Concrete
09/27 1,780 metres (5,840 ft) Concrete
13/31 1,200 metres (3,937 ft) Concrete

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:

Current use[edit]

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.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 30.
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 51.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 55.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 88.
  5. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 64.
  6. ^ a b c "Great Massingham". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 21 November 2014.


  • 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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