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Energy Power Resources Limited runs the largest straw burning power station in the world at Mepal. A totally different but equally useful activity sees the East Anglian Working Newfoundlands club train these dogs at a lake on the airfield.

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Also known as: Elean Business Park / RAF Mepal / Sutton
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Housing / Dog training
Date: 15 March 1943 - July 1963
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: 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):

  • BNB Developments Ltd
  • Cheffins (Cambridge Machinery Sales) - world's biggest monthly machinery and plant sale
  • East Anglian Working Newfoundlands
  • EPR Ely Limited - Elean Power Station
  • Jardin Corrugated Cases Ltd
  • M C V Bus & Coach Ltd
  • Mepal Outdoor Centre
  • Mepal Parish Council
  • Sutton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 7 Sqn
  • No 44 Sqn
  • No 49 Sqn
  • No 75 Sqn
  • No 113 Sqn
  • No 1665 HCU
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Aerial photograph of Mepal, 20 October 1943. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Broadbent

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Personnel at Mepal during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Fearon

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Personnel at Mepal during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Fearon

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Personnel at Mepal during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Fearon

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Mepal during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Croker

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Winter at Mepal during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association

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Personnel at Mepal during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Selwood

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Personnel at Mepal in front of their Avro Lancaster during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Selwood

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The Christmas Menu for 1944 at Mepal. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/ McGibbon

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The Christmas Menu for 1944 at Mepal. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/ McGibbon

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A crew bus at Mepal, 1945. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association

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Aerial view of Mepal airfield, 22 February 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Mepal airfield, 22 February 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Mepal airfield, 22 February 2009. © Richard Flagg

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