Did you know?"
The adjacent home of erstwhile landowner Pat Cubitt was discovered in more recent years to have several hundred buttons stuffed inside its roof while being rethatched. By all accounts domestic maids had unusually done this while assisting airfield personnel in the building’s capacity as an officers’ mess. Tragically these aeronautically priceless artefacts, like most of Bacton’s veteran hangar, were just thrown away."
|Also known as:||Bacton Aerodrome / RAF Bacton / RNAS Bacton|
|Date:||1915 - 1919 (last known date March)|
|Used By:||RAF / RNAS|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
|Prominent People:||Henry Allingham|
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
- Bacton and Edingthorpe Parish Council
- Bacton History Group
- North Waltham Library
- Witton and Ridlington Parish Council
Main unit(s) present:
- No 273 Sqn
- No 470 (Fighter) Flight
Plan of Bacton, 1916. Courtesy of Ed Andrews