TL9120 : Dispersal At Birch

near to Easthorpe, Essex, Great Britain

Dispersal At Birch
Dispersal At Birch
This is a picture of one of the dispersals at Birch Airfield South West of Colchester. Although never fully operational for combat aircraft the base was used for support, logistics and supply for other aerodromes particularly TL8427 : Earls Colne Airfield to the north (TL917306). Because of Its proximity to the unmistakable landmark of Abberton Reservoir TL9516 TL9617 it was used for emergency landings on a number of occasions by returning bombers. To go to the next field in an alphabetical tour of Essex WW2 airfields go to TL7412 : Boreham ATC. Much information as gleaned from Graham Smith’s book “Essex Airfields In The Second World War”. LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 9 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 918 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.8464N 0:46.9906E
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