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2006 (© Trevor Collett)
RAF Beccles airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands 12779/41, with medium front windows to 343/43
Tower:
Demolished 2009
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Airfield originally built for the USAAF, transferred to Bomber Command summer 1944, then to RAF Coastal Command 08/44.
09/44 to 10/44, No.618 Sqn training with Mosquitoes, using the main runway at night practicing techniques for dropping 'Highball' bouncing bombs.
09/44, No.819 Sqn with Swordfish torpedo bombers.
10/44, No.827 Sqn with Barracudas from Crail, moved to Langham.
09/44, No.119 Sqn with Albacores.
10/44 to 10/45, No.280 Sqn with Warwicks on Air-Sea Rescue duties.
03/45 to 10/45,
No.278 Sqn with Walrus floatplanes.
09/45 to 10/45,
No.279 Sqn with Warwicks.
RAF Beccles
1982 (© Ian Woodward)
2001 (© Fred Cubberley)
RAF Beccles airfield
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
/1943
Closed:
/12/1945
ID Code:
BE
USAAF Station:
132
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
5 miles SW of Lowestoft
OS Ref:
TM453882
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RAF Beccles
2000 (© Simon Dunham)
RAF Beccles - Ellough airfield
2006 (© Trevor Collett)
RAF Beccles - Ellough airfield
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