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Downham Market (Bexwell)

Major
Also known as: Bexwell Business Park / Bexwell Industrial Estate / Downham / Downham Market Aerodrome / RAF Downham Market
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Farmland / Industry
Date: 1942 - October 1946
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Prominent People: Arthur Aaron VC / Ian Bazalgette VC

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Abacus Cam & Tool
  • Anglian Water
  • Bexwell Kitchens
  • CGM Group
  • Crimplesham GVTS
  • Crimplesham Parish Council
  • D. & H. Harrods Coaches
  • Downham Market Library
  • Downham Market Town Council
  • Edu-Lab
  • Fenland Garage Doors
  • Lynwere Engineering
  • Norfolk Highways/Norfolk County Council
  • St. Mary's Church, Bexwell
  • Ryston Parish Meeting
  • The 635 Squadron Pathfinder Force
  • Wimbotsham Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 14 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section

  • No 214 Sqn

  • No 218 Sqn

  • No 274 MU

  • No 571 Sqn

  • No 608 Sqn

  • No 623 Sqn

  • No 635 Sqn

  • No 2722 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • BEA

  • Mosquito Conversion Unit

001Taxiway at the north of the airfield. Looking south east near the remaining aircraft dispersal - 27 November 2007.png

Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking south east near the remaining aircraft dispersal, 27 November 2007. © Richard Flagg

002Runway 09:27. Looking east from the A10 road that crosses the airfield - 27 November 2007.png

Runway 09:27, looking east from the A10 road that crosses the airfield, 27 November 2007. © Richard Flagg

003Taxiway at the east of the airfield. Looking west from the runway 27 threshold - 27 November 2007.png

Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking west from the runway 27 threshold, 27 November 2007. © Richard Flagg

004Armoury - 27 November 2007.png

Armoury building at Downham Market, 27 November 2007. © Richard Flagg

005Gunnery & Signals Training Building - 19 January 2012.png

Gunnery and Signals Training building at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

006Armoury Maintenance Unit - 19 January 2012.png

Armoury Maintenance Unit building at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

007Crew Locker & Drying Room - 19 January 2012.png

Crew Locker and Drying Room buildings, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

008Free Gunnery Trainer - 19 January 2012.png

Free Gunnery Trainer building at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

009Link Trainer Building - 19 January 2012.png

Link Trainer Building at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

010Main Stores - 19 January 2012.png

Main Stores building at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

011Crew Rest, Locker & Drying Room - 19 January 2012.png

Crew Rest, Locker and Drying Room buildings at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

012Flight Equipment Store - 19 January 2012.png

Flight Equipment Store at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

013Gas Clothing & Respirator Store - 19 January 2012.png

Gas Clothing and Respirator Store at Downham Market, 19 January 2012. © Richard Flagg

014Bomb Stores Site. Ultra Heavy Fusing Shed - 20 October 2013.png

Ultra Heavy Fusing Shed at Downham Market, 20 October 2013. © Richard Flagg

015Battle Headquarters - 8 June 2014.png

Battle Headquarters at Downham Market, 8 June 2014. © Richard Flagg

Footage of Downham Market, 2016. Courtesy of RoryTrackrod

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Marham

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Barton Bendish

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