TF6203 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market

taken 6 years ago, near to Bexwell, Norfolk, Great Britain

Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market
Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market
Many buildings on the former Technical site of RAF Downham Market, a WW2 airfield long since closed, can still be found here. The old transformer station, still protected by its brick-built blast wall, stands in the grounds of Lynwere Engineering. The adjoining communications mast is of a more recent date.
RAF Downham Market

The airfield was opened in mid-1942 as a satellite station for RAF Marham. It had three concrete runways which in the late 1970s were lifted and crushed for aggregate, to be used in the construction of the Downham Market by-pass, the A10 road. Only a tiny fragment remains in place today.

The station was home to No. 635 Squadron which formed part of the Pathfinder Force, flying the lead aircraft to mark bombing targets for the following formations. A memorial to two squadron members who were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross can be found on the green adjoining St Mary's church in Bexwell.

A number of buildings on the former Technical site have survived at what is now the Bexwell Business Park, and a former Mess building can be found on the Stonecross Industrial Estate. See also: Link

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Date Taken
Monday, 14 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Communications  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6295 0353 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.3070N 0:24.2925E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6298 0352
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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