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Leiston

Major
Also known as: Cakes & Ale Holiday Park / RAF Leiston / Theberton (unofficial local name) / Saxmundham / USAAF Station 373
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Farmland (main position) / Leisure activity / Public road
Date: November 1943 - 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

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

  • 357th Fighter Group 'Yoxford Boys'
  • Cakes & Ale
  • Leiston Library
  • Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council
  • The Friends of Leiston Airfield
  • Theberton & Eastbridge Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 18 RC
  • 357th FG
  • 358th FG
  • 362nd FS
  • 363rd FS
  • 364th FS
  • 365th FS
  • 366th FS
  • 367th FS
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View of Leiston, 28 November 2019.

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View of Leiston, 28 November 2019.

Various clips of the 357th Fighter Group at Leiston. Courtesy of TH Turner

Various clips of the 357th Fighter Group at Leiston. Courtesy of Rebel Sumner

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