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Thetford (Snarehill)

Major
Decoy
Also known as: RAF Thetford / RFC Thetford
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland / Open land
Date: November 1915 - September 1920; (decoy) 20 March 1940 (approx) - closed by 12 August 1942
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Trainer
Decoy Type(s): KQ, to Q by 15 December 1941
Decoy Number(s): 28(a)
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Brettenham and Kilverstone Parish Council
  • Thetford Library
  • Thetford Town Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 4 School of (Aerial) Navigation and Bomb-Dropping

  • 8th Aero Sqn

  • No 12 RAS

  • No 12 RS

  • No 12 TS

  • No 15 RAS

  • 23rd Aero Sqn

    No 25 RS

    No 25 Sqn

    No 35 Sqn

    No 35 TDS

    No 51 Sqn

    No 73 TS

    No 128 Sqn

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Honington

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