TF7940 : A kink in the road

taken 5 years ago, 4 km from Stanhoe, Norfolk, Great Britain

A kink in the road
A kink in the road
There is this peculiar kink in the minor road skirting the eastern perimeter of the old airfield. This is the spot where the road meets a concreted track (in foreground) that used to lead to the Technical site. For a view of the track see > LinkExternal link.
The WW2 airfield at Docking
Initially the location served as a dummy aerodrome, intended to confuse the enemy into believing it to be a real airfield and to drop their bombs here rather than on RAF Bircham Newton, the real airfield nearby. When it was decided that Docking was far better suited for night operations than its parent station at Bircham Newton, its grass runways were soon populated by a number of different types of RAF aircraft, with the probably most important squadron stationed here being the No 521 Squadron, a meterological unit tasked with providing the most recent weather data urgently required by RAF's bombardment squadrons.

The airfield was sold off in 1958 and the land has long since reverted to agriculture. Only a few of the original buildings remain on some of the former campsites.

See also: LinkExternal link
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TF7940, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7934 4036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.8412N 0:40.0068E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7935 4040
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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