RAF Downham Market :: Shared Description

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
by Evelyn Simak
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TF6303 : Remains of the southern perimeter track by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6204 : WW2 Battle Headquarters by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6304 : Old airfield building - interior by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : View across Defence Site 4 by Evelyn Simak
TF6202 : Stonecross Industrial Estate/RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6304 : Fields by Bexwell by Evelyn Simak
TF6202 : Stonecross Industrial Estate/RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6304 : Fields north of New Road by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6203 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6304 : Sugar beet crop field beside New Road by Evelyn Simak
TF6304 : Wild flowers beside New Road by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell airfield by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Building on the former WAAF site by Evelyn Simak
TF6204 : WW2 Battle Headquarters by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : RAF Bexwell Victoria Cross Memorial by Evelyn Simak
TF6403 : Petrol station and Volvo car dealership by Evelyn Simak
TF6403 : Old fuel tank by Evelyn Simak
TF6303 : Bexwell Business Park - RAF Downham Market by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Thu, 17 Jul 2014, Updated: Thu, 14 Aug 2014

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