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Also known as: MoD Sculthorpe / RAF Sculthorpe / Sculthorpe Training Area / Tattersett (unofficial local name) / Tattersett Business Park / Wicken Green Village
County: Norfolk
Current Status: Housing / Industry / MoD training area / Museum
Date: 15 January 1943 - 2 October 1992; subsequent minor use to present
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF / RAF (French) / RAAF / RNZAF / USAAF / USAF
Landing Surface Types: Paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/08/2022):

  • Axes and Escapes - escape rooms and axe throwing recreational facility
  • Bill Cleyndert & Company
  • Blenheim Park Academy - primary school
  • Dunton Shereford & Toftrees Parish Council
  • Fakenham Library
  • Fakenham Town Council
  • Norfolk Painting School
  • RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre
  • Rudd Joinery Ltd
  • Sculthorpe Aviator - restaurant and bar, contains airfield memorabilia and photographs
  • Sculthorpe Parish Council
  • South Creake Parish Council
  • Syderstone Parish Council
  • Tattersett Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Langham Glass
  • STR
  • The Real Potato Warehouse Limited

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 11 Heavy Glider Maintenance Section
  • No 21 Sqn
  • 47th BG
  • No 140 Airfield
  • No 214 Sqn
  • No 342 Sqn
  • No 464 Sqn
  • No 487 Sqn
  • 803rd BS
  • No 1699 (Fortress Training) Flight
  • No 2755 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 3207 Servicing Commando
  • Mosquito Conversion Flight
  • Special Duty Flight

Video and photographs of ABCT's Sculthorpe Airfield memorial unveiling, Sunday 28 August 2022. Courtesy of Ed Andrews







001Aerial, 1976.jpg

Aerial view of Sculthorpe airfield, c. 1976. © Dave Welch.

002Rare nose hangar 15:07:2006.JPG

A rare nose hangar at Sculthorpe, 15 July 2006.

003Blister hangar 15:07:2006.JPG

A Blister hangar at Sculthorpe, 15 July 2006.

004South-west end of 3,000 yards long 06:24 main runway 15:07:2006.JPG

South-west end of 3,000 yards long 06/24 main runway at Sculthorpe, 15 July 2006.

005Rare Heavy Bomber Station control tower 15:07:2006.JPG

Rare Heavy Bomber Station control tower at Sculthorpe, 15 July 2006.

006T2 hangar 15:07:2006.JPG

T2 hangar at Sculthorpe, 15 July 2006.

007Support buildings 15:07:2006.JPG

Support buildings at Sculthorpe, 15 July 2006.


Remains of an accommodation block at Sculthorpe, 27 March 2007.


Remains of an accommodation block at Sculthorpe, 18 February 2011.


Remains of the airfield at Sculthorpe, 18 February 2011.

Various footage and photographs of Sculthorpe. Courtesy of fuertysuntanman

US Air Secretary at Sculthorpe, 1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

US Airmen at Sculthorpe, 1963. Courtesy of British Pathé

Footage of the control tower at Sculthorpe. Courtesy of Hitcher....

Decoy Airfield(s):

Coxford Heath

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