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RAF Mattishall
RFC Mattishall
RAF type A roundelEnsign of the Royal Air Force
Mattishall, Norfolk
Type Royal Air Force station
Coordinates Latitude: 52.66
Longitude: 1.06
Built 1915 (1915)
In use 1915-1919 (1919)
Current
owner
Air Ministry
Controlled by RAF type A roundel Royal Flying Corps
Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Battles/wars First World War

RAF Mattishall is a former Royal Flying Corps landing ground located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Mattishall, Norfolk and 10.2 miles (16.4 km) north west of Norwich, Norfolk, England.

HistoryEdit

The landing ground was in use during the First World War initially under the control of the Royal Flying Corps until 1 April 1918 when the site was turned over to the Royal Air Force and was renamed from RFC Mattishall to RAF Mattishall. The site was used by aircraft intercepting Zeppelin bombers.[1] Aircraft of 51 Squadron operated from Mattishall.[2]

Current useEdit

The airfield has been returned to use for agriculture.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mattishall". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/mattishall. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. RAF Marham 1916 - 1919

External linksEdit


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