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Great Massingham


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Three bomber support de Havilland Mosquitoes of No 169 Squadron had to abandon their sorties on January 7 1945 as each of their navigators were suffering the effects of having eaten dubious chops and fried potatoes before take-off.

Also known as: Great Massingham Aerodrome / Massingham / RAF Great Massingham
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland / Industry
Date: July 1940 - November 1950 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RAF (French) / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1944)
Prominent People: Bill Edrich / Keith Miller / Kenneth Wolstenholme

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/06/2017):

  • The Dabbling Duck - bedrooms in pub named after famous personnel who served at airfield
  • Great Massingham Parish Council
  • Little Massingham Parish Council
  • Massingham Historical Society

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 16 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 90 Sqn

  • No 107 Sqn

  • No 169 Sqn

  • No 342 Sqn

  • No 1482 (Bombing) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1692 (Bomber Support) Training Unit

  • No 1692 Bomber (Defence) Training Flight
  • No 1694 (TT) Flight
  • No 4109 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4303 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Central Fighter Establishment
North side of perimeter track facing eastwards 15:07:2006.JPG

North side of the perimeter track at Great Massingham facing eastwards, 15 July 2006.

South-west end of 04:22 runway, measuring 1,400 yards, and still partly active 15:07:2006.JPG

South-west end of runway 04:22 at Great Massingham, 15 July 2006.

T2 hangar and south-west side of perimeter track 15:07:2006.JPG

T2 hangar and south-west side of perimeter track at Great Massingham, 15 July 2006.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

West Raynham

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