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As Docking gradually wound down shortly after World War Two, No 27 Air Crew Holding Unit while waiting to demobilise or transfer airmen unwittingly found itself temporary home to several future well known names in the acting world. Richard Burton, Robert Hardy and Warren Mitchell all spent time in this part of Norfolk prior to finding fame and fortune.

Also known as: RAF Docking
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland
Date: July 1940 - 13 September 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / FAA / RCAF

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2015):

  • Docking Parish Council


The unremarkable entrance to this isolated airfield (15/07/2006)

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 22 BAT Flight

  • No 27 ACHU

  • No 53 Sqn

    No 143 Sqn

    No 221 Sqn

    No 225 Sqn

  • No 235 Sqn

    No 254 Sqn

    No 268 Sqn

  • No 304 Sqn

  • No 401 Met Flight

    No 407 Sqn

    No 415 Sqn

    No 502 Sqn

    No 521 Sqn

    No 524 Sqn

    No 812 Sqn

    No 855 Sqn

  • No 1401 Met Flight

  • No 1522 BAT Flight

    No 1525 BAT Flight

  • No 1693 (General Reconnaissance) Flight

  • No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2765 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Sea Resue Training Unit

  • Warwick Training Unit

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Bircham Newton

Decoy Airfield(s):

North Creake

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