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Watton

Major
Also known as: Blenheim Grange / Griston / Neaton / RAF Watton / USAAF Station 376 / USAAF Station 505 / Watton Aerodrome
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland / Housing / Prison
Date: 4 January 1939 - 1992
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / 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):

  • Carbrooke Parish Council
  • Griston Parish Council
  • RAF Watton.info
  • St Mary's Church, Watton
  • Watton Library
  • Watton Town Council
  • Wayland Prison

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Watton Radio Model Club

Main unit(s) present:

  • 3rd Strategic Air Depot

  • No 17 (P) AFU

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 21 Sqn

  • 25th BG (R)

  • No 34 Sqn

  • No 51 Sqn

  • No 82 Sqn

  • No 90 Sqn

  • No 97 Sqn

  • No 98 Sqn

  • No 105 Sqn

  • No 115 Sqn

  • No 116 Sqn

  • No 151 Sqn

  • No 192 Sqn

  • No 199 Sqn

  • No 245 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 360 Sqn

  • No 527 Sqn

  • No 611 VGS

  • No 751 Sqn

  • No 815 Sqn

  • 803rd Reconnaissance Group

  • No 2724 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4038 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4179 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4183 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4219 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4220 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Defence Missile Operations Training School

  • Central Signals Establishment

  • Electronic Warfare Engineering and Training Unit

  • Electronic Warfare Support Unit

  • Electronic Warfare Support Wing

  • Ground Controlled Approach Operators School

  • Radio Warfare Establishment

  • RAF Watton Flying Club

  • Signals Air Radio Laboratories

  • Signals Command Air Radio Laboratories

  • Surface-to-Air Missile Operational Training School

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No 263 Squadron Bloodhounds at Watton, 1963. Courtesy of Martin Gorner

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B Flight, No 263 Squadron at Watton, 1963. Courtesy of Martin Gorner

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No 263 Squadron personnel at Watton, 1963. Courtesy of Martin Gorner

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The last Bloodhound Mk1 of 263 Squadron at Watton, being removed from launcher B8, 1963. Courtesy of Martin Gorner

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The last Bloodhound Mk1 of 263 Squadron at Watton, being removed from launcher B8, 1963. Courtesy of Martin Gorner

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A brochure for the sale of airfield buildings at Watton, 1990. Courtesy of Welbeck Estate Group

Aerial footage of Watton, May 2016. Courtesy of maynorfolk

Satellite(s):

Bodney

Decoy Airfield(s):

Breckles

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