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Little Snoring


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The airfield’s highly distinctive name is nothing to do with irregular breathing while sleeping but in fact dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, relating to the settlement of Snear, meaning either bright or swift: the Snoring name itself started in the 14th Century. Another anomaly is that Little Snoring village is actually larger than its neighbour Great Snoring.

Also known as: No 112 Storage Sub-Site / RAF Little Snoring
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry / Public road
Date: July 1943 - March 1953; subsequent limited use to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Prominent People: Elwyn McAully

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

  • Barnet Recycling Ltd
  • BM
  • Great & Little Snoring
  • Great Snoring Parish Council
  • Little Snoring Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 CAACU

  • No 15 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 115 Sqn

  • No 141 Sqn

  • No 169 Sqn

  • No 274 MU

  • No 515 Sqn

  • No 1678 Heavy Conversion Flight

  • Fakenham Flying Group

  • McAully Flying Group

Little Snoring village sign 15:07:2006.JPG

Little Snoring village sign, 15 July 2006. 

East side of perimeter track, today a minor road 15:07:2006.JPG

East side of perimeter track, today a minor road, 15 July 2006.

North-east end of main 07:25 runway, measuring 2,000 yards, but now blocked off 15:07:2006.JPG

North-east end of main 07/25 runway, 15 July 2006.

Sunset across the airfield 15:07:2006.JPG

Sunset across the airfield, 15 July 2006.

Looking north across airfield with mixed wartime and more modern hangars 15:07:2006.JPG

Looking north across the airfield with both wartime and more modern hangars, 15 July 2006.

T2 hangar on south side of airfield, alongside village road between Little Snoring and Thursford villages 15:07:2006.JPG

T2 hangar on the south side of the airfield, alongside the road between Little Snoring and Thursford villages, 15 July 2006.

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