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Martlesham Heath

Major
Also known as: A&AEE Martlesham Heath / Adastral Park / Martlesham / Martlesham Heath Business Park / Martlesham Heath Industrial Estate / RAF Martlesham / RFC Martlesham / USAAF Station
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Leisure activity / Museum
Date: October 1916 - 9 April 1963
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

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

  • A1 Pressure Washers
  • Advance Supplies
  • Advanced Communications Technology
  • Andrew Jacobs Conveyancing
  • Anglia Factors Ipswich Ltd
  • Balti Nights
  • Banbury Howard
  • Barnes Catering
  • Bidwells
  • BPT Ltd
  • Briarcare
  • City Electrical Factors
  • Copewell Ltd
  • DataDay Technology Ltd
  • Deben Frames
  • Denhams Electrical Wholesalers Ltd
  • Disect Systems Ltd
  • Drain Doctor
  • EnableiT Technologies Ltd
  • Global Rail Constuction
  • Golf Galore Ltd
  • Harland Machine Systems Ltd
  • Hays IT
  • Holmes Travel Ltd
  • Howdens Joinery Co.
  • Huawei
  • ICS
  • Imaginative Traveller
  • IPS Fitness Ltd
  • Ipswich Accident Repair Centre Ltd
  • Ipswich Timber Frame Ltd 
  • IPValue Management
  • John Nunn & Co Ltd
  • Kingpin Bowling Centre
  • Marquis Motorhomes
  • Martlesham Car Centre
  • Martlesham Heath Aviation Society
  • Martlesham Indian Cuisine
  • Martlesham Leisure Club
  • Martlesham Parish Council
  • Martlesham Pizza
  • Martlesham Service Centre
  • Martlesham Youth Football Club
  • Mi Amore Lingerie Ltd
  • Milner Ltd
  • Nationwide Crash Repair Centres Ltd
  • Nevion Ltd
  • New Gases Ltd
  • Office Warehouse
  • OPT Services
  • Orwell Trucks Ltd
  • Pauline Scott Property Management
  • Peddle Power
  • Pets at Home
  • Play2Day
  • PTP Studio
  • Rhymes Nursery
  • Richard Pipe Engineering
  • Ridgeons Ltd
  • SANO UK Powered Stairclimbers Ltd
  • St Michael and All Angels Church, Martlesham Heath
  • Stelmax Ltd
  • Suffolk Motorhome Hire Ltd
  • Syba Seating
  • The C.R. Giles Cartoon Trust
  • The Douglas Bader
  • Tile Store
  • TM Services
  • Toolstation - Ipswich Martlesham Heath
  • Tucan Travel
  • Unique Office Solutions Ltd
  • Woodbridge Cars
  • Yew Tree Digital Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

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  • No 1488 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

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  • No 2735 Sqn RAF Regiment
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  • Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment

  • Aeroplane Experimental Establishment (Home)

  • Aeroplane Experimental Station

  • ASR Flight

  • Armament & Instrument Experimental Unit

  • Battle of Britain Flight

  • Bomb Ballistics Unit

  • Blind Landing Experimental Unit

  • Experimental Co-operation Unit

  • Ipswich Flying Club

  • Rapid Landing Flight

Runway and perimeter track - Nick Challoner.JPG

Close-up of the remaining end of a runway and associated perimeter track in the south-west corner of the site, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Aerial - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking north-east across the airfield. Most of the airfield is now an industrial estate, BT research site, and housing estate in the centre of the photograph. The end of a runway and associated perimeter track survive bottom left, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Aerial view of the runway at Martlesham Heath. Courtesy of Sky Cam East

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