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RAF Little Snoring
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Avro Lancaster B Mk II ExCC.jpg
Avro Lancaster B Mk II
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Royal Air Force station
Owner Air Ministry
Operator Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Location Little Snoring, Norfolk
Built 1943 (1943)
In use 1943-1958 (1958)
Occupants 20px No. 3 Group RAF
No. 100 Group RAF
Elevation AMSL 157 ft / 48 m
Coordinates 52°51′43″N 000°54′52″E / 52.86194°N 0.91444°E / 52.86194; 0.91444Coordinates: 52°51′43″N 000°54′52″E / 52.86194°N 0.91444°E / 52.86194; 0.91444
Map
Norfolk UK location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Little Snoring
Location in Norfolk
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 4,200 1,280 Concrete
07/25 6,000 1,829 concrete
13/31 4,200 1,280 concrete
Sources: Royal Air Force[1]

Royal Air Force station Little Snoring or more simply RAF Little Snoring is a former Royal Air Force station located north of the Norfolk village of Little Snoring. The airfield remains open for general aviation use as Little Snoring Airfield.[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

Squadron Period Aircraft
23 Squadron 1944–1945 de Havilland Mosquito VI and XX
115 Squadron 1943[4] Avro Lancaster II
141 Squadron 1945 de Havilland Mosquito XXX
169 Squadron 1943–1944 de Havilland Mosquito II
515 Squadron 1943–1945 Bristol Beaufighter, de Havilland Mosquito II and VI
1678 Heavy Conversion Flight 1943 Avro Lancaster II

Current useEdit

The site is currently used as Little Snoring Airfield.

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bomber Command Little Snoring
  2. Moyes 1976, p. 162.
  3. Control Towers website (accessed 24/05/11)
  4. Collins and Halladay 1982, p. 35.

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