RAF Great Sampford

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RAF Great Sampford
USAAF Station 359

Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
United States Army Air Forces
Location Great Sampford
Built 1941
In use 1942-1948
Coordinates 51°59′26″N 000°21′24″E / 51.99056°N 0.35667°E / 51.99056; 0.35667Coordinates: 51°59′26″N 000°21′24″E / 51.99056°N 0.35667°E / 51.99056; 0.35667
RAF Great Sampford is located in Essex
RAF Great Sampford
RAF Great Sampford
Location in Essex
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Operational Dates.[1]

RAF Great Sampford was a Royal Air Force station located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) west of Great Sampford, Essex, England and 5.3 miles (8.5 km) south east of Saffron Walden, Essex.


No. 65 Squadron RAF used the airfield starting on 14 March 1942 flying Supermarine Spitfire V's before leaving to RAF Martlesham Heath on 9 June 1942 before returning again on 15 June 1942 for fifteen days. The squadron left again and returned on 7 July 1942 staying until 29 July 1942 when the squadron moved RAF Gravesend.[2]

No. 616 Squadron RAF


  1. ^ "RAF Great Sampford". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ "No. 65 (East India) Squadron". The Wartime Memories Project - The Second War. Retrieved 9 May 2012.