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Martlesham Heath

Major
Also known as: A&AEE Martlesham Heath / Adastral Park / Martlesham / Martlesham Heath Aerodrome / Martlesham Heath Business Park / Martlesham Heath Industrial Estate / RAF Martlesham / RFC Martlesham / USAAF Station
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Housing / Industry / Leisure activity / Museum
Date: October 1916 - 9 April 1963
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (Belgian) / RAF (Czech) / RAF (Polish) / RFC / RAAF / RCAF / RNZAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • A1 Pressure Washers
  • Advance Supplies
  • Advanced Communications Technology
  • Andrew Jacobs Conveyancing
  • Anglia Factors Ipswich Ltd
  • Balti Nights
  • Banbury Howard
  • Barnes Catering
  • Bidwells
  • BPT Ltd
  • Briarcare
  • City Electrical Factors
  • Copewell Ltd
  • DataDay Technology Ltd
  • Deben Frames
  • Denhams Electrical Wholesalers Ltd
  • Disect Systems Ltd
  • Drain Doctor
  • Enable Technologies - formerly Enable IT Technologies
  • Global Rail Construction
  • Golf Galore Ltd
  • Happi Days Martlesham
  • Harland Machine Systems Ltd
  • Hays IT
  • Holmes Travel Ltd
  • Howdens Joinery Co.
  • Huawei
  • ICS
  • Imaginative Traveller
  • IPS Fitness Ltd
  • Ipswich Accident Repair Centre Ltd
  • Ipswich Timber Frame Ltd 
  • IPValue Management
  • John Nunn & Co Ltd
  • Kingpin Bowling Centre
  • Marquis Motorhomes
  • Martlesham Car Centre
  • Martlesham Heath Aviation Society
  • Martlesham Indian Cuisine
  • Martlesham Leisure Club
  • Martlesham Parish Council
  • Martlesham Pizzas
  • Martlesham Service Centre
  • Martlesham Youth Football Club
  • Mi Amore Lingerie Ltd
  • Milner Ltd
  • Nationwide Crash Repair Centres Ltd
  • Nevion Ltd
  • New Gases Ltd
  • Office Warehouse
  • OPT Services
  • Orwell Trucks Ltd
  • Pauline Scott Property Management
  • Peddle Power
  • Pets at Home
  • Play2Day
  • PTP Studio
  • Rhymes Nursery
  • Richard Pipe Engineering
  • Ridgeons Ltd
  • SANO UK Powered Stairclimbers Ltd
  • St. Michael and All Angels Church, Martlesham Heath
  • Stelmax Ltd
  • Suffolk Motorhome Hire Ltd
  • Syba Seating
  • The C.R. Giles Cartoon Trust
  • The Douglas Bader
  • Tile Store
  • TM Services
  • Toolstation - Ipswich Martlesham Heath
  • Tucan Travel
  • Unique Office Solutions Ltd
  • Woodbridge Cars
  • Yew Tree Digital Ltd

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU 'A' Flight
  • No 1 AACU 'H' Flight
  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 3 Sqn

  • No 11 (Fighter) Group
  • No 11 Gp Comms Flight

  • No 15 Sqn

  • No 17 Sqn

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 25 (Base) Defence Wing
  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 26 Sqn

  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 65 Sqn

  • No 66 Sqn

  • No 71 Sqn

  • No 72 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn

  • No 104 GS

  • No 110 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 122 Sqn

  • No 124 Sqn

  • No 132 Sqn

  • No 133 Sqn

  • No 151 Sqn

  • No 165 Sqn

  • No 182 Sqn

  • No 198 Sqn

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 239 Sqn

  • No 242 Sqn

  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 258 Sqn

  • No 264 Sqn

  • No 266 Sqn

  • No 277 Sqn

  • No 278 Sqn

  • No 284 Sqn

  • No 287 Sqn

  • No 303 Sqn

  • No 310 Sqn

  • No 312 Sqn

  • No 317 Sqn

  • No 332 Sqn
  • No 350 Sqn

  • 356th FG

  • 359th FS
  • 360th FS
  • 361st FS
  • No 401 Sqn

  • No 402 Sqn

  • No 403 Sqn

  • No 412 Sqn

  • No 416 Sqn

  • No 421 Sqn

  • No 453 Sqn

  • No 485 Sqn

  • No 501 Sqn

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 604 Sqn

  • No 605 Sqn

  • No 607 Sqn

  • No 611 Sqn

  • No 612 GS

  • No 613 Sqn

  • No 1488 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

  • No 1616 (AAC) Flight

  • No 2735 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2787 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2798 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 3203 Servicing Commando
  • No 3204 Servicing Commando
  • No 3206 Servicing Commando
  • No 3208 Servicing Commando
  • No 4025 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment

  • Aeroplane Experimental Establishment (Home)

  • Aeroplane Experimental Station

  • ASR Flight

  • Armament & Instrument Experimental Unit

  • Autogiro Unit
  • Battle of Britain Flight

  • Blind Landing Experimental Unit
  • Bomb Ballistic and Blind Landing Experimental Establishment
  • Bomb Ballistics Unit

  • 'D' Flight
  • Experimental Armament Sqn
  • Experimental Co-operation Unit

  • Ipswich Flying Club

  • Rapid Landing Flight

  • Special Flight, Martlesham Heath
  • Testing Sqn
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Part of a runway at Martlesham Heath, 24 March 2009.

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Part of the perimeter track at Martlesham Heath, 24 March 2009.

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A hangar at Martlesham Heath, 27 May 2009.

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Looking north-east across the airfield. Most of the airfield is now an industrial estate, BT research site, and housing estate in the centre of the photograph. The end of a runway and associated perimeter track survive bottom left, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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Close-up of the remaining end of a runway and associated perimeter track in the south-west corner of the site, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

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The control tower at Martlesham Heath, 16 May 2010.

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Part of a runway at Martlesham Heath, 22 February 2015.

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Signals square and control tower at Martlesham Heath, 1 October 2017.

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Former RAF housing at Martlesham Heath, 22 June 2020.

Aerial view of the runway at Martlesham Heath. Courtesy of Sky Cam East

Buildings at Martlesham Heath, 2012. Courtesy of John Cooper

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Great Ashfield (Elswell)

Satellite(s):

Orfordness / Woodbridge

Decoy Airfield(s):

Hollesley

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Goldhanger / Hadleigh I / Harling Road / Southend (Rochford) / Stow Maries

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