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The adjacent home of erstwhile landowner Pat Cubitt was discovered in more recent years to have several hundred buttons stuffed inside its roof while being rethatched. By all accounts domestic maids had unusually done this while assisting airfield personnel in the building’s capacity as an officers’ mess. Tragically these aeronautically priceless artefacts, like most of Bacton’s veteran hangar, were just thrown away.

Also known as: RAF Bacton / RNAS Bacton
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland
Date: 1915 - March 1919 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RNAS
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Prominent People: Henry Allingham

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Bacton and Edingthorpe Parish Council
  • Bacton History Group
  • North Waltham Library



Bacton’s hangar, later relocated to North Walsham (14/07/2006)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 273 Sqn
  • No 470 (Fighter) Flight
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Great Yarmouth I

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