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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: MoD Police HQ
Date: 10 January 1944 - 1990; subsequent limited flying
Current Use: Disused
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 Local History Group
  • 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
001Hangar : T2 Type Aircraft Shed (Building 73) - 6 June 2012.png

A T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Wethersfield, 6 June 2012. © Richard Flagg

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A T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Wethersfield, 6 June 2012. © Richard Flagg

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A Victor Alert Shed at Wethersfield, 6 June 2012. © Richard Flagg

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The Victor Alert Area at Wethersfield, 6 June 2012. © Richard Flagg

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An airfield defence position at Wethersfield, 11 June 2016. © Richard Flagg

010Hangar : T2 Type Aircraft Shed (Building 161) - 11 June 2016.png

Interior of a T2 Type Aircraft Shed at Wethersfield, 11 June 2016. © Richard Flagg

011Runway 10:28. Looking west from near the runway 28 threshold - 11 June 2016.png

Runway 10:28, looking west from near the runway 28 threshold, 11 June 2016. © Richard Flagg

012Taxiway at the south of the airfield. Looking south east from near the the Fire Station - 11 June 2016.png

Taxiway at the south of the airfield, looking south east from near the the Fire Station, 11 June 2016. © Richard Flagg

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A building at Wethersfield, 11 June 2016. © Richard Flagg

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The Water Tower at Wethersfield, 11 June 2016. © Richard Flagg

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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