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Also known as: Orford Ness / Orford Ness National Nature Reserve / RAF Orfordness / RFC Orfordness
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Nature reserve
Date: 1915 - September 1939 (closed to flying)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Experimental

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

  • Orford & Gedgrave Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 37 Sqn
  • Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment
  • Aeroplane Experimental Establishment (Home)
  • Armament Experimental Station
  • Experimental Armament Sqn
  • Experimental Flight

Remains of the airfield at Orfordness, 19 February 2005.


Looking across Orfordness, 14 September 2011.


Looking across the airfield at Orfordness, now marshland, 1 November 2014.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfield(s):

Martlesham Heath

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