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Wattisham

Major
Also known as: AAC Wattisham / Hitcham / RAF Wattisham / USAAF Station 377 / Wattisham Aerodrome
County: Suffolk
Current Status: Aviation / Leisure activity
Date: Opened March 1939
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / AAC / USAAF

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

  • Great Bricett Parish Council
  • Nedging with Naughton Parish Council
  • Offton & Willisham Parish Council
  • Ringshall Parish Council
  • Wattisham Aviation Museum
  • Wattisham Aviation Society
  • Wattisham HIVE
  • Wattisham Parish Council
  • Wattisham Station Model Flying Club 

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 3 Regiment AAC

  • No 4 Regiment AAC

  • 4th Strategic Air Depot

  • No 8 BAT Flight

  • No 13 Sqn

  • No 17 BAT Flight

  • No 17 Sqn

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 22 Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn
  • No 29 Sqn

  • No 41 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn

  • 68th Observation Group

  • No 74 Sqn

  • No 85 Sqn
  • No 86 Sqn

  • No 107 Sqn

  • No 110 Sqn

  • No 111 Sqn

  • No 114 Sqn

  • No 152 Sqn

  • No 226 Sqn

  • No 236 Sqn

  • No 248 Sqn
  • No 257 Sqn

  • No 263 Sqn

  • No 266 Sqn

  • 434th FS
  • 435th FS
  • 436th FS
  • 479th FG

  • No 504 Sqn

  • No 653 Sqn AAC

  • No 654 Sqn AAC

  • No 659 Sqn AAC

  • No 662 Sqn AAC

  • No 663 Sqn AAC

  • No 669 Sqn AAC

  • No 802 Sqn

  • No 1517 BAT Flight

  • No 4219 Anti-Aircraft Flight RAF Regiment
  • Air Ministry Servicing Development Unit

  • Anglia GC
  • Fighter Command School of Technical Training

  • Phantom Training Flight

  • Suffolk GC

  • Target Facilities Flight, Wattisham
Aerial - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking south-west across the airfield, 13 June 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

Aerial 2 - Nick Challoner.JPG

Close up of the technical site. Four Type C hangars flanked by two new Army hangars, 13 June 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

The Duke of Edinburgh visits North Luffenham and Wattisham, 1953Courtesy of British Pathé

Hawker Hunters at Wattisham, 1955. Courtesy of British Pathé

A Visual Glide Path Indicator demonstrated at Wattisham, 1962. Courtesy of British Pathé

English Electric Lightnings at Wattisham, 1963. Courtesy of British Pathé

Eagle Airways Viking leaving Blackbushe, as well as Hawker Hunters at Wattisham. Courtesy of ClassicAviationTV

Decoy Airfield(s):

Boxford / Gislingham / Nedging

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