TF6202 : Stonecross Industrial Estate/RAF Downham Market

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

Stonecross Industrial Estate/RAF Downham Market
Stonecross Industrial Estate/RAF Downham Market
The three inter-connected prefabricated concrete buildings which housed the Communal site No. 2's dining rooms, including the associated water tower, can still be found on the western edge of the estate. It now houses the offices and workshops of RGD Engineering Co Ltd. See > Link for a wider view.
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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TF6202, 35 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Industry  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6245 0283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.9387N 0:23.8293E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6247 0281
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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