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Wormingford

Major
Also known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground
County: Essex
Current Status: Aviation / Open land
Date: December 1916 - 30 January 1947; minor use 1960s; limited flying (for gliding club) 1989 to present
Current Use: Limited flying
Used By: RAF / RFC / Civil / USAAF
Aircraft Roles: Civil (limited flying) / Fighter

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

  • 55th Fighter Group Website
  • Bures Hamlet Parish Council
  • Bures History Society
  • Essex & Suffolk GC
  • Fordham Parish Council
  • Mount Bures Parish Council
  • Wakes Colne Parish Council
  • Wormingford Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • 3rd Scouting Force
  • No 37 Sqn

  • 38th FS
  • 55th FG

  • No 75 Sqn

  • No 94 Staging Post

  • No 160 Staging Post

  • No 163 Staging Post

  • 338th FS
  • 343rd FS
  • 362nd FG

  • 377th FS
  • 378th FS
  • 379th FS
  • Essex & Suffolk GC
001Runway 09:27. Looking west from the runway 27 threshold - 29 September 2007.png

Runway 09:27, looking west from the runway 27 threshold, 29 September 2007. © Richard Flagg

002Taxiway at the east of the airfield. Looking north at the runway 27 threshold - 29 September 2007.png

Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking north at the runway 27 threshold, 29 September 2007. © Richard Flagg

003Taxiway at the east of the airfield. Looking south west from near the runway 27 threshold - 29 September 2007.png

Taxiway at the east of the airfield, looking south west from near the runway 27 threshold, 29 September 2007. © Richard Flagg

004Taxiway at the north of the airfield. Looking west from near the gliding club - 29 September 2007.png

Taxiway at the north of the airfield, looking west from near the gliding club, 29 September 2007. © Richard Flagg

005Small Bomb Container Store - 20 January 2018.png

Small Bomb Container Store at Wormingford, 20 January 2018. © Richard Flagg

006Clubhouse - 21 February 2009.png

Essex and Suffolk Gliding Clubhouse, 21 February 2009. © Richard Flagg

007Hangar - 21 February 2009.png

The Essex and Suffolk Gliding Club hangar, 21 February 2009. © Richard Flagg

008Runway 09:27. Looking west from the runway 27 threshold - 21 February 2009.png

Runway 09:27, looking west from the runway 27 threshold, 21 February 2009. © Richard Flagg

009Aerial - Nick Challoner.JPG

Looking north across the airfield, 30 May 2009. Photograph copyright © 2016 Nick Challoner, all rights reserved, www.challoner.com

010Airmens Quarters (for 24 Airmen) (Building 12) (Orlit Hut) - 20 January 2018.png

Airmens Quarters at Wormingford, 20 January 2018. © Richard Flagg

011Airmens Quarters (for 24 Airmen) (Building 16) (Orlit Hut) - 20 January 2018.png

Interior of the Airmens Quarters, 20 January 2018. © Richard Flagg

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Great Ashfield (Elmswell)

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Goldhanger / Hadleigh I / Harling Road / Southend (Rochford) / Stow Maries

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