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Great Ashfield (Ashfield) (Elmswell)

Also known as: Elmswell Aerodrome / RAF Elmswell / RAF Great Ashfield / RFC Elmswell / USAAF Station 155
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Farmland
Date: December 1916 (earliest known date) - 5 August 1956; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil (minor) / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Fighter

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • All Saints' Church, Great Ashfield
  • Elmswell History Group - formerly Elmswell Millennium History Group
  • Elmswell Library
  • Elmswell Parish Council
  • Great Ashfield Parish Council
  • Wetherden Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 75 Sqn
  • No 94 MU
  • No 95 MU
  • 385th BG
  • No 1665 HCU
Aerial - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking west across Great Ashfield, 13 June 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved,

Aerial footage of Great Ashfield. Courtesy of blobmudcowdung


Plan of Great Ashfield (Ashfield) (Elmswell) during the First World War. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Hadleigh I / Harling Road

Home Defence Landing Ground(s):

Hanslope / Lavendon / Upwood (Bury)

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