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Taverham

Major
Also known as: RAF Taverham / RFC Taverham / Taverham Landing Ground
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Housing (presumed location)
Date: 1916 (first known date October) - 1918 (last known date November)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

The map position shown is the approximate known location of the airfield.

Various fighter types of No 51 Squadron initially had Taverham available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One. The unit eventually switched to using Avro 504Ks and Sopwith Camels from early 1918, though the airfield closed later that year prior to the Armistice in November.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/01/2020):

  • Taverham History Society
  • Taverham Library/Village Hall - where ABCT's memorial plaque sited
  • Taverham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 51 Sqn

Photographs of plaque at Taverham, 2020. © Richard Flagg

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Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Marham

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Mattishall / Tydd St Mary

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