TF6202 : Fields east of the Stonecross Industrial Estate

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

Fields east of the Stonecross Industrial Estate
Fields east of the Stonecross Industrial Estate
One of the airfield's Accommodation sites was situated in this field.
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
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6280 0285 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.9432N 0:24.1396E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6269 0291
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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