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Also known as: RAF Rattlesden / USAAF Station 126
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Aviation / Farmland (main position)
Date: 1 October 1942 (Care & Maintenance) - 1967; subsequent winch launched gliding use to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / Civil (winch launched gliding use) / USAAF (main user)
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Bomber (main role) / General aviation (winch launched gliding use) / Missile

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

  • 447th Bomb Group Association
  • Rattlesden Parish Council
  • St Nicholas Church, Rattlesden

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 17 RC
  • No 266 Sqn
  • 447th BG
  • 451st BS
  • 452nd BS
  • 708th BS
  • 709th BS
  • 710th BS
  • 711th BS
  • Rattlesden GC

A runway at Rattlesden, 24 September 2005.


A runway at Rattlesden, 1 February 2007.


Hardstanding at Rattlesden, 15 December 2009.


A runway at Rattlesden, 22 October 2010.


A winch launch glider take off at Rattlesden, 28 August 2011.


Remains of a building at Rattlesden, 28 August 2011.

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