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Also known as: Matching Green / RAF Matching / USAAF Station 166
County: Essex
Current Status: Farmland / Industry / Public road
Date: September 1943 - 1 August 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / USAAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Abbess, Beauchamp & Berners Roding Parish Council
  • Matching Parish Council
  • Raytheon UK - uses the control tower for radar testing
  • St Mary the Virgin Church, Matching Green - USAAF memorial plaque
  • Stone Restoration Services Ltd - stonemasonry company
  • The Chequers Matching Green - pub, contains wartime photographs
  • White Roding Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Cossor Electronics Limited - used control tower, succeeded by Raytheon UK
  • GB Auto Tech Ltd - car servicing and repairs, company had to close October 2018 following fire at industrial site

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 135 Airfield
  • 391st BG
  • 572nd BS
  • 573rd BS
  • 574th BS
  • 575th BS
  • No 1677 (TT) Flight
  • Operational and Refresher Training Unit
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Aerial view of Matching, 9 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Matching, 9 June 2010. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Matching, 9 October 2019. © Richard Flagg

Footage of Matching, 1944. Courtesy of footagefarm

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