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RAF Weybourne
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Service history
Active 16 May 1939 - 19 August 1942[1]
Colors Ensign of the Royal Air Force
Commanders
Insignia

RAF Weybourne was a Second World War anti-aircraft establishment. 'X' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit were based at the station between 16 May and 14 September 1939, with 'T' Flt, No 1 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit there between 25 February and 29 April 1942. No 6 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit were based there between 7 December 1942 and 30 November 1943.[2]

Associated with the anti-aircraft gunnery, the station operated the De Havilland DH-82B Queen Bee target drone aircraft, a radio-controlled target tug version of the Tiger Moth II.

PostwarEdit

Although the published closure date known for this airfield relates the World War II airfield, a Marconi Type 91 'Martello' radar was moved from RAF Trimingham to Weybourne in September 1996, operated by 432 Signals Unit acting as a Ready Platform (along with RAF Hopton and Trimingham) for the UKADGE Series II (United Kingdom Air Defence Ground Environment) Radar System controlled from the R3 underground control centre at RAF Neatishead.

In October 1997 the Type 91 at RAF Weybourne was de-built; replaced when the Type 93 at RAF Trimingham became operational.[3]

In 2001 the station was used during an exercise by 22 Squadron RAF Search & Rescue, suggesting that it was still technically active at that time.[4]

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Coordinates: 52°57′02″N 1°07′17″E / 52.9505°N 1.1215°E / 52.9505; 1.1215

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