|Part of Royal Air Force|
|Located Near Sedgeford, Norfolk, England|
|Type||Air Force Base|
to 1919–1920 (World War I)|
1940–1942 (World War II)
World War IEdit
During World War I, the airfield was used for home defence duties, and was initially attached to the Royal Navy. By 1916, the Royal Flying Corps, a precursor the current RAF, took over the facilities.
After the conclusion of the war, RAF Sedgeford was abandoned around 1919 to 1920.
World War IIEdit
The buildings and hangars on site made it a dummy airfield, which prevented nearby, functional airfields from being bombed by enemy bombers. At night, the airfield was lighted up, and made to look like an active airfield in order to trick the enemy, again to prevent nearby airfields from being bombed.
Official records recorded RAF Sedgeford to be in operation from June 1940 to August 1942.
Smaller buildings, dating back to World War I, survive, as does an air raid shelter that was built during World War II.
- ↑ "http://www.norfolk-airfields.co.uk/zeppelin.html". http://www.norfolk-airfields.co.uk/zeppelin.html.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "http://pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1464403&search=all&criteria=fort". http://pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1464403&search=all&criteria=fort.
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