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Taverham

Major
Also known as: RAF Taverham / RFC Taverham
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Unknown (location not known)
Date: October 1916 - November 1918 (last known date)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

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 01/09/2011):

  • Taverham Library
  • Taverham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 51 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Marham

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Mattishall / Tydd St Mary

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