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As Docking gradually wound down shortly after World War Two, No 27 Air Crew Holding Unit while waiting to demobilise or transfer airmen unwittingly found itself temporary home to several future well known names in the acting world. Richard Burton, Robert Hardy and Warren Mitchell all spent time in this part of Norfolk prior to finding fame and fortune.

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Also known as: Docking Aerodrome / RAF Docking
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland
Date: July 1940 - 13 September 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / FAA / RCAF

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2015):

  • Docking Parish Council

 

 

Main unit(s) present: 

  • No 2 APC
  • No 22 BAT Flight

  • No 27 ACHU

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 143 Sqn

  • No 221 Sqn

  • No 225 Sqn

  • No 235 Sqn

  • No 241 Sqn
  • No 254 Sqn

  • No 268 Sqn

  • No 288 Sqn
  • No 304 Sqn

  • No 401 Met Flight

  • No 407 Sqn

  • No 415 Sqn

  • No 502 Sqn

  • No 521 Sqn

  • No 524 Sqn

  • No 812 Sqn

  • No 855 Sqn

  • No 1401 Met Flight

  • No 1522 BAT Flight

  • No 1525 BAT Flight

  • No 1693 (General Reconnaissance) Flight

  • No 2731 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2765 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4031 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Crew Allocation Centre
  • Air Sea Rescue Training Unit

  • Warwick Training Unit

001The entrance to this isolated airfield 15:07:2006.JPG

The entrance to this isolated airfield, 15 July 2006.

002Air Raid Shelter - 15 March 2008.png

Air Raid Shelter at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

003Squadron Offices - 15 March 2008.png

Squadron Offices at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

004Standby Set House - 15 March 2008.png

A Standby Set House at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

005Control Tower : Watch Office for all Commands - 15 March 2008.png

The control tower at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

006Control Tower : Watch Office for all Commands 2 - 15 March 2008.png

The control tower at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

007Decontamination Centre - 15 March 2008.png

The Decontamination Centre at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

008Barrack Hut - 15 March 2008.png

Barrack Hut at Docking, 15 March 2008. © Richard Flagg

009Aerial View of RAF Docking Airfield - 15 March 2009.png

Aerial view of Docking, 15 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

010Aerial View of RAF Docking Airfield 2 - 15 March 2009.png

Aerial view of Docking, 15 March 2009. © Richard Flagg

011Perimeter Track at the south of the airfield. Looking west - 8 June 2014.png

The perimeter track at the south of the airfield, looking west, 8 June 2014. © Richard Flagg

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Bircham Newton

Decoy Airfield(s):

Burnham SuttonNorth Creake

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