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Waterbeach

Major
Also known as: RAF Waterbeach / Waterbeach Aerodrome / Waterbeach Barracks
County: Cambridgeshire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Army barracks
Date: 11 January 1941 - September 1974
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF

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

  • Cambridge Model Aircraft Club
  • Waterbeach Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Sqn

  • No 5 FTS

  • No 14 Personnel Transit Centre

  • No XV Con Flight

  • No 18 Sqn

  • No 24 Sqn

  • No 25 Sqn

  • No 26 Con Flight

  • No 33 Base

  • No 46 Sqn

  • No 51 Sqn

  • No 53 Sqn

  • No 54 Sqn

  • No 56 Sqn

  • No 59 Sqn

  • No 62 Sqn

  • No 63 Sqn

  • No 64 Sqn

  • No 77 Sqn

  • No 106 Con Flight

  • No 153 Sqn

  • No 214 Con Flight

  • No 215 Sqn

  • No 220 Sqn

  • No 222 Sqn

  • No 253 Sqn

  • No 514 Sqn

  • No 1652 CU

  • No 1651 HCU

  • No 1665 HCU

  • No 1678 HCU

  • No 2746 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2957 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • East Anglian GC

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Woodward

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Woodward

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Photograph from Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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A damaged aircraft at Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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A damaged aircraft at Waterbeach during the Second World War. Courtesy of New Zealand Bomber Command Association/Shepherd

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Aerial view of Waterbeach, 4 January 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Waterbeach, 4 January 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Waterbeach, 4 January 2009. © Richard Flagg

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Type T2 Aircraft Shed at Waterbeach, 1 August 2012. © Richard Flagg

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A Type B1 Aircraft Shed at Waterbeach, 1 August 2012. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 05:23, looking north-west from the runway 16:34 intersection, 1 August 2012. © Richard Flagg

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A Type J Aircraft Shed at Waterbeach, 15 July 2016. © Richard Flagg

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A Type J Aircraft Shed at Waterbeach, 15 July 2016. © Richard Flagg

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The Watch Office with Met Section at Waterbeach, 15 July 2016. © Richard Flagg

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Aerial view of Waterbeach, 15 July 2016. © Richard Flagg

Footage of Waterbeach, c. 2018. Courtesy of Exploring With Zinc

Bomber Command Base Station(s):

Stradishall

Bomber Command Base Sub-Station(s):

MepalWitchford

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