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Great Massingham


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Three bomber support de Havilland Mosquitoes of No 169 Squadron had to abandon their sorties on January 7 1945 as each of their navigators were suffering the effects of having eaten dubious chops and fried potatoes before take-off.

Also known as: Massingham / RAF Great Massingham
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry
Date: July 1940 - November 1950 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (French) / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1944)
Prominent People: Keith Miller / Kenneth Wolstenholme

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

  • Great Massingham Parish Council
  • Little Massingham Parish Council
  • Massingham Historical Society




Great Massingham village sign (15/07/2006)

SW end of 04/22 runway, measuring 1,400 yards, and still partly active (15/07/2006)

T2 hangar and SW side of perimeter track (15/07/2006)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 16 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section

  • No 18 Sqn

    No 90 Sqn

    No 107 Sqn

    No 169 Sqn

  • No 342 Sqn

  • No 1482 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1692 (Bomber Support) Training Unit

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

West Raynham

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