TG2623 : Squadron badges on hangar 2

taken 3 years ago, near to Lamas, Norfolk, Great Britain

Squadron badges on hangar 2
Squadron badges on hangar 2
All of RAF Coltishall's aircraft hangars are of the standard Air Ministry type C with concrete lower walls and a glazed panel above. The badges commemorate No. 6 Squadron (motto: Oculi Exercius); No 16 Squadron (motto: Operta Aperta); No. 41 Squadron (motto: Seek and Destroy); Group Headquarters 1 (motto: Swift to Attack); LIV (No. 54) Squadron (motto: Audux omnio perpeti) and RAF Coltishall (Aggressive in Defence). For a wider view see > LinkExternal link.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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TG2623, 41 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2615 2303 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.4509N 1:21.0029E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2617 2302
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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