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Ridgewell

Major
Also known as: RAF Ridgewell / USAAF Station 167
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland / Aviation / Public road
Date: 29 December 1942 - 31 March 1957
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil / USAAF

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

  • Little Yeldham, Tilbury Juxta Clare & Ovington Parish Council
  • Ridgewell Historical Society
  • Ridgewell Parish Council
  • Ridgewell Weather
  • Ridgewell White Horse
  • St Augustine of Canterbury Church, Ashen
  • The Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Association

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 90 Sqn
  • No 94 MU
  • No 95 MU
  • 381st BG
  • Essex GC
  • Ridgewell Oatly GC
001Runway 10:28. Looking east from the runway 10 threshold - 18 September 2009.png

Runway 10:28, looking east from the runway 10 threshold, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

002Taxiway at the south of the airfield. Looking north west from the near the runway 35 threshold - 18 September 2009.png

Taxiway at the south of the airfield, looking north west from the near the runway 35 threshold, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

003Gymnasium - 18 September 2009.png

The gymnasium at Ridgewell, 18 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

004Site No.4 (Communal Site). Institute - 13 August 2016.png

Site No 4 (Communal Site) at Ridgewell, 13 August 2016. © Richard Flagg

005Site of Hangar : T2 Type Aircraft Shed - 23 August 2016.png

Site of T2 Type Aircraft Shed, 23 August 2016. © Richard Flagg

006Bomb Stores Site. Aerial View - 23 August 2016.png

Aerial view of the bomb stores site, 23 August 2016. © Richard Flagg

007Aerial view of RAF Ridgewell 2 - 23 August 2016.png

Aerial view of Ridgewell, 23 August 2016. © Richard Flagg

008Aerial view of RAF Ridgewell - 23 August 2016.png

Aerial view of Ridgewell, 23 August 2016. © Richard Flagg

A day-by-day account of Ridgewell between 29 May and 9 June 1943. Courtesy of Paul Bingley

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Stradishall

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