cosmosboy wrote:RAF Wethersfield - still largely intact and used for all sorts of things:
I'm told there's also an emergency large-scale temporary mortuary over there...for when avian flu finally kicks in properly.
Correct, but more in line for a major falling from the sky at Stansted than anything else I'm told.
I'll stick to jet/missile era onwards.
Off the top of my head.
RAF Stansted now UMM ??
RAF North Weald Industry, "leisure", Flying (
RAF Debden Army Carver Barracks
RAF Stradishall Prison
RAF Watton Houses
RAF Horsham St Faith Norwich Airport
RAF Shepherds Grove Mostly Industry
RAF Honington RAF Regiment
RAF Barnham Ok not flying but stored WMD
RAF Upwood USAF but now ????
RAF Duxford erm ?? difficult that one
RAF Feltwell USAF Ex Thor
RAF Andrewsfield Flying club but in line for 40,000 houses if the landowners get their way.
RAF Ridgewell Ok, probably no jets but the USAF had storage facilities there until the early 90's
RAF Rattlesden Agriculture (once bloodhound)
RAF Bassingbourne Army
RAF Chelveston It was up for sale last I heard ?
I need a cup of tea now
Does bring home a bit what has happened to air power in this country over the years, and all this in my part of East Anglia (ish)
For good or for ill, air mastery is today the supreme expression of military power and fleets and armies, however vital and important, must accept a subordinate rank.