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Lower Beeding (Decoy)

County: West Sussex
Current Status: Open land
Date: Opened by 1 January 1942 - 1944 (last known date May)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Decoy Type(s): Q
Decoy Number(s): 163(a), later 168(b)

Lower Beeding initially operated as the decoy airfield for Gatwick during World War Two, with parenting switching to Redhill by 7 April 1942, then becoming the second listed decoy after South Godstone for that airfield. No traces of this place appear to have survived. This decoy lay some distance to the north-east of the World War One Home Defence landing ground and World War Two Emergency Landing Ground of the same name.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 31/12/2015):

  • Lower Beeding Parish Council
Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Gatwick / Redhill

Associated Airfield(s):

South Godstone

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