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Watch Office with Ops Room for Bomber Satellite Stations 15898/40 1977 (© Paul Francis)
RAF Docking airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office with Ops Room for Bomber Satellite Stations 15898/40, later this had a two storey observation room added
2. Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41 with lower front windows to 343/43
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. Derelict
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
07/40 to 05/41, Grass airfield a satellite of Bircham Newton, first used by 235 Sqn Blenheims.
09/40 to ??/??, 206 Sqn Hudsons. 06/41 to ??/??, 53 Sqn Blenheims.
12/41 to 01/42, 221 Sqn Wellingtons from Iceland, moved to the Middle East.
??/42 to 07/42, No. 1401 Met Reconnaissance Flight with Gladiators and Blenheims from Bircham Newton. 04/43 to 09/43, 1401 Met Flight reformed with Gladiators, Hampdens, Hudsons and Spitfires, moved to Manston.
05/42 to 06/43, Used by 235 Sqn Beaufighters, No. 1525 BAT Flight, 53 Sqn Whitleys, 415 Sqn Hampdens and 304 Sqn Wellingtons.
06/43 to ??/??, Bircham Newton and Docking now part of RAF Coastal Command, Air Sea Rescue. Warwick Training Flight formed here and moved to Bircham Newton 07/43, Ferry Training Unit stayed at Docking.
??/43 to 10/44, 521 Sqn with Gladiators, Hudsons and Venturas on met flights, moved to Langham.
11/43 to 07/44, 415 Sqn and 07/44 to 11/44, 524 Sqn, both with Wellingtons on anti-shipping strikes, moved to Langham.
09/44 to 10/44, Royal Navy No. 855 Sqn Avengers.
RAF Docking airfield
Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41 2004 (© Bill Croft)
RAF Docking airfield
Airfield:
Bomber Command, Coastal Command
Opened:
07/1940
Closed:
/1958
Code:
DK
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - Grass
Hangars:
1x - A1, 8x - Blister
County:
Norfolk
Location:
10 miles NW of Fakenham
OS Ref:
TF788393
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Docking
2006 (© Ian Woodward)
1982 (© Fred Cubberley)
2004 (© Bill Croft)
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