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Frettenham

Major
Also known as: RAF Frettenham / RFC Frettenham
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - 1919 (notification of relinquishment 13 March)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 51 Squadron initially had Frettenham available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to using Avro 504Ks and Sopwith Camels from early 1918, both of these types remaining in service after the end of fighting.

 

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

  • Frettenham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 51 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Marham

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Marham / Mattishall / Tydd St Mary

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