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Shepherd's Grove (Hepworth)

Major
Also known as: RAF Shepherd's Grove / Shepherd's Grove Industrial Estate / Upthorpe / USAAF Station 135 / USAAF Station 555
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Housing / Industry
Date: April 1944 - July 1963
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAF
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):

  • A1 Parrot Rescue
  • Aaron Windows Ltd
  • Air Power East Ltd
  • Alan Ruddock Engineering
  • Alchemy One
  • Anglia Stainless Ltd
  • Animax Ltd
  • Barry J Dorling Transport Ltd
  • Big Shed Self Storage (Stanton)
  • BMB Electronics UK Ltd
  • BTU Ltd
  • CBC Services
  • Cheerstate Ltd
  • Classic Hire Ltd
  • Clinimaz Ltd
  • Driver Transport Training
  • F L P Motors
  • Hepworth Parish Council
  • Hydraulic Repair Services Ltd
  • Industrial Products & Services Ltd
  • Industrial Techniques Ltd
  • JLF Designs
  • Kromex Ink Ltd
  • L Cole
  • Lotusease Ltd
  • M A Jennings
  • Machine Shop Ltd
  • Machinery Maintenance Ltd
  • Manor House Home Fragrance Ltd
  • Michael Belcher Ltd
  • Microcide Ltd
  • Mid Anglia Crane Hire Ltd
  • Mike Ayres Design
  • OK International (Europe) Ltd
  • P & G Engineering
  • P & S Hall Ltd
  • Proline Engineering E.A. Ltd
  • R Perry & Sons Ltd
  • Riviere Publishing
  • S Matthews
  • Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering Ltd
  • Shepherd's Grove USAF Grovers
  • Stanton Local History Society
  • Stanton Parish Council
  • T R & D J Jackson
  • The October Group Ltd
  • Uniseed Engineering Ltd
  • Wernick Hire Ltd
  • Willis
  • Woodrow Engineering 

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 30 GS
  • 81st Fighter Interception Wing
  • No 82 Sqn
  • No 196 Sqn
  • No 299 Sqn
  • No 1657 HCU
  • No 1677 (TT) Flight
  • Centrl Signals Establishment
  • Radio Warfare Establishment

A walk around Shepherd's Grove, August 2009. Courtesy of timbo1968x

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Stradishall

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