TF6303 : Building on the former WAAF site

taken 4 years ago, near to Bexwell, Norfolk, Great Britain

Building on the former WAAF site
Building on the former WAAF site
This would seem to have been the dining rooms on the WAAF site of RAF Downham Market. The building has long since been converted to farm use.
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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TF6303, 92 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 15 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6315 0325 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.1525N 0:24.4612E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6314 0325
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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