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Birch

Major
Also known as: RAF Birch / USAAF Station 149
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland / Gravel pits / Industry / Public road
Date: 10 March 1944 - 16 December 1945 (Care & Maintenance)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

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

  • Birch Airfield Composting Services Ltd
  • Birch Parish Council
  • Messing cum Inworth Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 48 Sqn
  • No 233 Sqn
  • No 381 MU
  • No 382 MU
  • No 383 MU
  • No 384 MU
001Taxiway at the north of the airfield. Looking west from near the runway 20 threshold - 23 December 2006.png

Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking west from near the runway 20 threshold, 23 December 2006. © Richard Flagg

002Taxiway at the north of the airfield. Looking east towards the runway 20 threshold - 23 December 2006.png

Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking east towards the runway 20 threshold, 23 December 2006. © Richard Flagg

003Runway 02:20. Looking north east from the runway 13:31 intersection - 23 December 2006.png

Runway 02:20, looking north east from the runway 13:31 intersection, 23 December 2006. © Richard Flagg

004Runway 08:26. Looking west from the runway 02:20 intersection - 23 December 2006.png

Runway 08:26, looking west from the runway 02:20 intersection, 23 December 2006. © Richard Flagg

005Aircraft Dispersal at the north of the airfield - 23 December 2006.png

Aircraft dispersal at the north of the airfield, 23 December 2006. © Richard Flagg

006Aerial - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking south across Birch, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

007Aerial View of RAF Birch Airfield 2 - 12 April 2015.png

Aerial view of RAF Birch, 12 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

008Aerial View of RAF Birch Airfield 3 - 12 April 2015.png

Aerial view of RAF Birch, 12 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

009Aerial View of RAF Birch Airfield - 12 April 2015.png

Aerial view of RAF Birch, 12 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of RAF Birch, 12 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

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