TF7839 : Old concreted track

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Docking, Norfolk, Great Britain

Old concreted track
Old concreted track
This old road was built during WW2 when RAF Docking was an active airfield and the two buildings seen in the background date from that time.
The WW2 airfield at Docking
Initially the location served as a dummy aerodrome, intended to confuse the enemy into believing it to be a real airfield and to drop their bombs here rather than on RAF Bircham Newton, the real airfield nearby. When it was decided that Docking was far better suited for night operations than its parent station at Bircham Newton, its grass runways were soon populated by a number of different types of RAF aircraft, with the probably most important squadron stationed here being the No 521 Squadron, a meterological unit tasked with providing the most recent weather data urgently required by RAF's bombardment squadrons.

The airfield was sold off in 1958 and the land has long since reverted to agriculture. Only a few of the original buildings remain on some of the former campsites.

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TF7839, 37 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7861 3957 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.4301N 0:39.3299E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7875 3961
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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