TF7839 : Old RAF building

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

Old RAF building
Old RAF building
The building seen here used to be a workshop during WW2, when RAF Docking was an active airfield.
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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
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Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 78 39 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.3946N 0:39.2295E
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