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Framlingham (Parham)

Also known as: Great Glemham Solar Farm / Framlington (misspelling) / RAF Framlingham / USAAF Station 153
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry / Leisure activity / Museum / Public road / Solar farm
Date: May 1943 - January 1949; subsequent minor use
Current Use: Disused
Used By: Civil (minor use / USAAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber (main role) / General aviation (minor use)

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Cransford Polythene Limited
  • Deben Hose & Hydraulics Ltd 
  • Framlingham & District Local History & Preservation Society
  • Framlingham Library
  • Framingham Town Council
  • Great Glemham Parish Council
  • Jutexpo Ltd Regional
  • Parham Airfield Museum
  • Parham Model Flying Club
  • Parham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • 95th BG
  • 334th BS
  • 335th BS
  • 336th BS
  • 390th BG
  • 412th BS
  • 568th BS
  • 569th BS
  • 570th BS
  • 571st BS

The control tower at Framlingham, 23 January 2005.


The control tower at Framlingham, 9 January 2007.


Part of the perimeter track at Framlingham, 1 March 2009.

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Looking north-west across Framlingham airfield. The bomb dump is in the wooded area in the foreground, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved,


The control tower at Framlingham, 24 October 2011.


Part of the perimeter track at Framlingham, 24 October 2011.


Part of the perimeter track at Framlingham, 24 October 2011.

Parham Airfield Museum at Framlingham. Courtesy of EnglandsBuildings

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