TG1527 : Ex-RAF building on the Communal site

taken 10 years ago, near to Oulton Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

Ex-RAF building on the Communal site
Ex-RAF building on the Communal site
The view is southeast towards The Leaselands and the large building was the Gymnasium/cinema room of RAF Oulton. It is now used for storage by the farmer who owns the land it stands on.
RAF Oulton
The Oulton airfield opened in 1940, originally as a satellite to Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport). It hosted a variety of light bomber squadrons flying mainly Blenheims. By September 1942 the airfield had become a satellite to RAF Swanton Morley. After the grass airstrips were lengthened and concreted, they were used by the 100 Group. RAF and USAAF specialist radio-countermeasures units arrived, one of their tasks being to investigate the radio-control equipment behind the V-2 rocket.

After the war, the airfield was put under Care and Maintenance and used for storing Mosquito fighter aircraft and Horsa gliders until it was closed in 1947.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 12 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008
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Farm buildings (derelict)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 158 272 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.9491N 1:12.0250E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 160 272
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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