TG1527 : RAF memorial in Oulton Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Oulton Street, Norfolk, Great Britain

RAF memorial in Oulton Street
RAF memorial in Oulton Street
It is situated by the crossroads of Church Lane, New Road and Aylsham Road, at the northern end of the village.
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
Sunday, 22 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1534 2779 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.2790N 1:11.5952E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1533 2779
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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