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Also known as: Lakenheath Aerodrome / RAF Lakenheath
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened June 1941; (decoy) 13 March 1940 (earliest known date) - closed by 5 February 1942
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / USAF
Decoy Type(s): KQ
Decoy Number(s): 29(a)

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

  • Brandon Town Council
  • Breckland Pines Golf Course
  • Eriswell Parish Council
  • Lakenheath Library
  • Lakenheath Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 LFS
  • No 13 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section
  • No 20 OTU
  • 48th FW
  • 48th Operations Group
  • No 149 Con Flight
  • No 149 Sqn
  • No 199 Sqn
  • No 2712 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 4207 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4260 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • No 4305 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Bomber Command Signals School

Convair B-36 Peacemakers visit Lakenheath in 1951. Courtesy of Bomberguy

More footage of Convair B-36 Peacemakers visiting Lakenheath in 1951. Courtesy of British Pathé

The B-36s return to the US, 1951. Courtesy of British Pathé

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Feltwell / Mildenhall

Decoy Airfield(s):


Associated Airfield(s):

Southery / Stanford

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