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2014 (© Claire Nugent)
RAF North Creake airfield
Airfield Today:
Agriculture, light industry, renewable energy
Tower Type:
Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41 with lower front windows to 343/43 (centre two windows now removed)
Tower:
Now a house, restored back to a flat roof - opened as a Bed and Breakfast in June 2014: www.controltowerstays.com
Other Buildings:
T2 and B1 Hangars, parachute store, standby set house, speech broadcast building, cinema projection house, Stanton shelter, Nissen huts, several buildings converted to dwellings (pilot office, CO's office)
History:
1941, Site first used as a decoy airfield for Docking.
10/1942 to 03/1943, Airfield built here, completed 11/1943 but then put on Care and Maintenance waiting for the runways to be extended, this did not happen and the airfield was re-opened 04/1944.
05/1944 to 03/08/1945, No.199 Squadron from Lakenheath with Mandrel equipped Short Stirlings, 03/1945 re-equipped with Halifax III's.
09/1944 to 03/08/1945, No.171 Squadron formed here with Halifax bombers from 199 Squadrons 'C' Flight.
10/1945 to 09/1947, No. 274 Maintenance Unit from Swannington storing and then scrapping Mosquitoes, airfield then closed.
RAF North Creake
1945 (© via Claire Nugent)
Disbandment of 199 and 171 Squadrons at North Creake 03/08/1945 (© via Peter Hill)
RAF North Creake
Airfield:
Bomber Command
Opened:
11/1943
Closed:
1947
Code:
NO
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - concrete
Hangars:
1x - B1, 2x - T2
Links:
Bed & Breakfast: www.controltowerstays.com
County:
Norfolk
Location:
2 miles NW of Little Walsingham
OS Ref:
TF899385
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF North Creake - 171 Sqn - 199 Sqn - 274 MU -
1998 (© Martin Hall)
2000 (© Joanna Barnes)
RAF North Creake airfield
2014 (© Claire Nugent)
RAF North Creake airfield
RAF North Creake airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2000
- North Creake - updated 16/12/2014 -