RAF Tuddenham

Summary

RAF Tuddenham

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Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationTuddenham, Suffolk
Built1941 (1941)
In use1941-1947
1959-1963 (1963)
Elevation AMSL62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates52°18′38″N 000°34′30″E / 52.31056°N 0.57500°E / 52.31056; 0.57500Coordinates: 52°18′38″N 000°34′30″E / 52.31056°N 0.57500°E / 52.31056; 0.57500
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RAF Tuddenham is located in Suffolk
RAF Tuddenham
RAF Tuddenham
Location in Suffolk
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 0 0 Asphalt
12/30 0 0 Asphalt
18/26 0 0 Asphalt

Royal Air Force Station Tuddenham or RAF Tuddenham is a former Royal Air Force station located 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south east of Mildenhall, Suffolk, England and 7.8 miles (12.6 km) north west of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Station history

Post war

  • [USAF 3114th Ammo Supply Squadron] <Munitions storage and refurbishment. 1955-1959. Reestablished when the 8 th Air Force returned to RAF Lakenheath. About 100 USAF airmen in refurbished barracks. A small RAF contingent for munitions disposal. Bombs in runways marked with large X. Small arms stored in hangars.
  • No. 107 Squadron RAF - PGM-17 Thor nuclear missiles.[7]

Current use

The site is now used for farming[1] and Gunman Airsoft.

See also

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c "Tuddenham". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 52.
  3. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 60.
  4. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 62.
  5. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 66.
  6. ^ Jefford 1988, p. 69.
  7. ^ "Bomber Command - Tuddenham". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 30 June 2012.

Bibliography

  • Jefford, C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.