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2.MoD Wethersfield

Last modified: 06 Jun 2020, submitted by: Joker

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Essex

Locale: Braintree

Latitude: 52° 51' 44" N     Longitude: 0° 46' 57" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


RAF Wethersfield (1942-1990) WW2 bomberbase. After the war accommodated to USAF status 1948-1951 and from 1952-1971 USAF 20 Fighter Bomber Wing operating F-84G and later F-100 Supersabre.1971-1975 USAF 66 Combat Suppt Sqn. 1976-1978 USAF 10th Tac Recon Wing Det. 1978-1989 USAF 819th Red Horse Sqn and 1990 back to RAF in caretaker status.

Base converted into
-Hq & training center Ministry of Defence Police
-- MoD Police Training School
-- Firearms Training Wing
-- Ops Suppt Unit.

In addition, Wethersfield became home to
- MoD Guard Service (MGS) Training School.

Gardiner Associates (fire investigation training provider), began providing residential fire investigation training courses at MDP Wethersfield in 2000.
Millbrook Engineering uses Wethersfield as "Extreme Manoeuvre Facility".

NOTE: Wethersfield closure planned 2025

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paula gates, | 19. June 2011 19:54


made a mistake with email its as above

paula gates, | 19. June 2011 19:52


please could anyone help me with news of my father roy j carter ,he served as first class airman in the 19th tactical
reconnaissance squadron at RAF SCULTHORPE
in 1957 ,any photographs or information would be
wonderful , any small amount , anything at all
paula gates

Johnny, | 09. May 2010 05:02

1st Tactical Depot Squiadron help

Hello,I was told the 1st Tactical Depot Squadron was based at Sculthorpe during the late 50'-60's and I am trying to find out if they were what unit/s would it have been under the command of ,Wing/Group etc ?????
Please contact me if you can help, thank you !
P.S. suppossedly they flew T-33's and some spitfires at the time, not sure of this.

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