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Gosfield (Sible Hedingham)

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Also known as: RAF Gosfield / RFC Sible Hedingham / RAF Sible Hedingham / Sible Hedingham Landing Ground / USAAF Station 154
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: World War One - December 1953 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • AirBlast (East Englia) Ltd
  • C F Blackwell
  • Gosfield Lake Golf Club
  • Gosfield Lake Resort
  • Gosfield Parish Council
  • Sible Hedingham Library
  • Sible Hedingham Parish Council
  • Transporter (Hunwick Engineering Ltd)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 51 Sqn

  • No 75 Sqn

  • No 271 Sqn

  • No 299 Sqn

  • 365th FG

  • 397th BG

  • 410th BG

  • No 512 Sqn
  • No 1677 (TT) Flight

001Runway 08:26. Looking east from the runway 08 threshold - 18 September 2009.png

Runway 08:26, looking east from the runway 08 threshold, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

002Runway 08:26. Looking east from the runway 02:20 intersection - 18 September 2009.png

Runway 08:26, looking east from the runway 02:20 intersection, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

003Taxiway at the west of the airfield. Looking north from the runway 08 threshold - 18 September 2009.png

Taxiway at the west of the airfield, looking north from the runway 08 threshold, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

004Taxiway at the east of the airfield. Looking north from the runway 31 threshold - 18 September 2009.png

Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking north from the runway 31 threshold, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

005Fusing Shed No.1 - 18 September 2009.png

Fusing Shed No 1 at Gosfield, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

006Fusing Shed No.2 - 18 September 2009.png

Fusing Shed No 2 at Gosfield, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

007Control Tower : Watch Office for All Commands - 18 September 2009.png

The control tower at Gosfield, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

008Aerial View of RAF Gosfield Airfield - 9 June 2010.png

Aerial view of Gosfield, 9 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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

Aerial view of Gosfield, 12 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

010Aerial View of RAF Gosfield Airfield 2 - 12 April 2015.png

Aerial view of Gosfield, 12 April 2015. © Richard Flagg

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