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Horsham St Faith (Norwich)

Major
Also known as: Horsham / Horsham St Faith Aerodrome / Norwich Airport / Norwich International Airport / RAF Horsham St Faith / St Faiths / USAAF Station 123
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Aviation (main position) / Museum
Date: Opened May 1940
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF (main user) / RAF (Polish) / Civil (main user) / Civil (foreign) / USAAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Air ambulance / Airliner (main role) / Air-sea rescue / Anti-aircraft co-operation / Bomber (main role) / Communications / Fighter (main role) / General aviation / Historic aircraft display/preservation / Photographic reconnaissance / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Aquaterra Energy Ltd
  • Café Oasis
  • City of Norwich Aviation Museum
  • Glennair Training Centre Limited
  • KLM UK Engineering Limited
  • Norwich Airport Aviation Group
  • Premier Inn Norwich Airport
  • Servisair
  • WH Smith
  • Yard of Ale - bar

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 8 BAT Flight
  • No 8 Fighter Command Servicing Unit
  • No 11 Fighter Command Servicing Unit
  • No 12 (East Anglia) Sector
  • No 12 Gp Comms Flight
  • No 12 (Fighter) Group
  • No 12 Gp Modification Centre
  • No 18 Sqn
  • No 19 Sqn
  • No 21 Sqn
  • No 23 Sqn
  • No 34 Sqn
  • 56th FG
  • 61st FS
  • 62nd FS
  • 63rd FS
  • No 64 Sqn
  • No 65 Sqn
  • No 66 Sqn
  • No 71 (Bomber) Wing
  • No 74 Sqn
  • No 75 Sqn RAAF
  • No 76 Sqn RAAF
  • No 102 EGS / E102 EGS
  • No 102 GS
  • No 105 Sqn
  • No 107 Sqn
  • No 110 Sqn
  • No 114 Sqn
  • No 118 Sqn
  • No 139 Sqn
  • No 141 Sqn
  • No 228 Sqn
  • No 245 Sqn
  • No 257 Sqn
  • No 263 Sqn
  • No 264 Sqn
  • No 275 Sqn
  • No 307 Sqn
  • 319th BG
  • 437th BS
  • 438th BS
  • 439th BS
  • 440th BS
  • 458th BG
  • No 695 Sqn
  • 752nd BS
  • 753rd BS
  • 754th BS
  • 755th BS
  • No 1444 (Ferry Training) Flight
  • No 1508 BAT Flight
  • No 4199 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Anglia
  • Air Anglia Executive
  • Air Malta
  • Air Southwest
  • Air UK
  • Air Wales
  • Airgo
  • Anglia Flight
  • Battle of Britain Flight
  • BH Air
  • BMI Regional
  • Channel Airways
  • East Air
  • East Anglian Air Ambulance
  • Eastern Airways
  • Eastern Sector HQ
  • Ferry Training Flight
  • Fighter Command Modification Centre
  • KLM Cityhopper
  • Mosquito Conversion Unit
  • Norfolk Sector HQ
  • Peters Aviation
  • Photographic Development Unit
  • SATA International
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • Thurston Aviation
  • TNT Airways
001RAF Horsham St Faith : Norwich Airport - 22 June 2005.png

Looking down the runway at Horsham St Faith, 22 June 2005. © Richard Flagg

002Airport apron, with Type C1 hangar in distance on right side 16:07:2006.JPG

Airport apron, with Type C1 hangar in distance on right side, 16 July 2006.

003RAF:USAAF unit memorial alongside airport terminal (16:07:2006).JPG

RAF:USAAF unit memorial alongside the airport terminal, 16 July 2006.

004RAF:USAAF unit memorial alongside airport terminal 16:07:2006.JPG

RAF:USAAF unit memorial alongside the airport terminal, 16 July 2006.

005Rear of unit memorial (16:07:2006).JPG

Rear of the RAF:USAAF unit memorial alongside the airport terminal, 16 July 2006.

006MT Sheds & Yard - 20 September 2009.png

Motor Transport Sheds and Yard at Horsham St Faith, 20 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

007Hangar : Type C Aircraft Shed (Building 5) - 20 September 2009.png

Type C Aircraft Shed at Horsham St Faith, 20 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

008Hangar : Type C Aircraft Shed (Building 4) - 20 September 2009.png

Type C Aircraft Shed at Horsham St Faith, 20 September 2009. © Richard Flagg

009RAF Horsham St Faith : Norwich Airport - 1 September 2010.png

Aerial view of Horsham St Faith, 1 September 2010. © Richard Flagg

010Aerial View. RAF Horsham St Faith : Norwich Airport - 1 May 2013.png

Aerial view of Horsham St Faith, 1 May 2013. © Richard Flagg

011Control Tower (New) - 17 July 2013.png

The new control tower at Horsham St Faith, 17 July 2013. © Richard Flagg

012Control Tower : Watch Office with Met Section - 17 July 2013.png

The Watch Office with Met Section at Horsham St Faith, 17 July 2013. © Richard Flagg

013Night Flying Equipment Store (Building 20) - 17 July 2013.png

Night Flying Equipment Store at Horsham St Faith, 17 July 2013. © Richard Flagg

014Hangar : Type C Aircraft Shed (Building 3) - 16 May 2015.png

Type C Aircraft Shed at Horsham St Faith, 16 May 2015. © Richard Flagg

015Hangar : Type C Aircraft Shed (Building 2) - 16 May 2015.png

Type C Aircraft Shed at Horsham St Faith, 16 May 2015. © Richard Flagg

016Aerial View. RAF Horsham St Faith : Norwich Airport - 25 September 2016.png

Aerial view of Horsham St Faith, 25 September 2016. © Richard Flagg

017Main Stores - 4 January 2020.png

Main Stores building at Horsham St Faith, 4 January 2020. © Richard Flagg

Horsham St. Faith in 1949. Courtesy of British Pathé

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