TF7838 : Farm hardstanding beside Burnham Road

taken 5 years ago, 3 km from Stanhoe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Farm hardstanding beside Burnham Road
Farm hardstanding beside Burnham Road
This was one of the campsites of RAF Docking.
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.

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TF7838, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7872 3853 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.8676N 0:39.3936E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 7871 3850
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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