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Wethersfield

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Also known as: MDP Wethersfield / MDPGA Wethersfield / RAF Wethersfield / The Patch (nickname) / USAAF Station 170 / Weathersfield (misspelling) / Wetherfield (misspelling) / Withersfield (misspelling)
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / MoD Police HQ
Date: 10 January 1944 - 1990
Current Use: Limited flying
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 01/07/2013):

  • Finchingfield Parish Council
  • Ministry of Defence Police
  • Sible Hedingham Parish Council
  • Toppesfield Parish Council
  • Wethersfield Airfield Museum
  • Wethersfield Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 196 Sqn
  • No 299 Sqn
  • No 614 GS
  • No 614 VGS
  • No 1677 (TT) Flight
  • Operational and Refresher Training Unit
  • RAF Wethersfield Aero Club

Footage of Wethersfield, 1950s. Courtesy of HuntleyFilmArchives

RAF Wethersfield in 1957 or 1958. Courtesy of viewstew

Footage from an air show at Wethersfield, 1959. Courtesy of British Pathé

Ban the Bomb demonstrators at Wethersfield, 1961. Courtesy of British Pathé

Wethersfield in 1964. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage form Wethersfield Open House, 1990. Courtesy of Exjetter

RAF Wethersfield Deactivation Ceremony, 1990. Courtesy of Exjetter

A history of RAF Wethersfield. Courtesy of Wethersfield Museum

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