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SAM / RAF Watton

Last modified: 17 Aug 2014, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United Kingdom    Region: Norfolk

Latitude: 52° 33' 56" N     Longitude: 0° 51' 37" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former RAF (WW2) Watton was a bomberbase used bu RAF and US forces operating B-24's over Germany.
After the US withdrawal RAF took over again in 1946 using it with several flying and non flying units until 1958 as the Bloodhound missiles came.
263 AD Sqn operated the Bristol Bloodhound Service to Air Guided Weaponsystem (1958 - 1963).
After that the base has been used by Air Defence Missile Operations Training School, Electronic Warfare Engineering and Training Unit., Electronic Warfare Support Unit., Ground Controlled Approach Operators School. Radio Warfare Establishment., RAF Watton Flying Club., Signals Air Radio Laboratories.
Signals Command Air Radio Laboratories. and Surface-to-Air Missile Operational Training School.
Current status: as of 2012, most of the airfield was sold to private landowners.

Photo http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/95iwarzukurz/1971_Bloodhound-a_zpsbf46b445.jpg

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