TL7233 : RAF Wethersfield Runway

near to Gainsford End, Essex, Great Britain

RAF Wethersfield Runway
RAF Wethersfield Runway
This photo was taken whilst parascending along the main runway of RAF Wethersfield Airbase. At that time it was a stores and logistics base for the USAF, the base commander was known to one of our Scout Masters. We used Wethersfield only a couple of times as it was an emergency landing field for Stansted airport. When Stansted radar worked out what the strange echo was we had to find another field. For a little base history see TL7134 : Wethersfield Hangars. To go to the next field in an alphabetical tour of Essex WW2 airfields click on TL9230 : Wormingford Airfield. Much information was gleaned from Graham Smith’s book “Essex Airfields In The Second World War”. LinkExternal link
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Monday, 16 April, 1979   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 722 336 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.4512N 0:30.3374E
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