RAF Sculthorpe was a military training training facility in Norfolk.
Work began on building the site in 1942 built as a standard heavy bomber airfield with concrete runways, accommodation, mess facilities and dispersal sites. It really would of been a self contained town.
A year later in 1943 the first squadrons arrived the first was actually from the Free French Air Force From the nearby RAF Raynham. A few more squadrons followed but all were dispersed elsewhere by 1944 so they could upgrade the site to be a Very Heavy Bomber Base.
In 1949 the USAF moved in, various squadrons were based here over the years. By 1957 there were 10,000 personnel based here it was the largest USAF base in all of Europe.
In the mid 1990's the site became redundant, most of the site was sold but the Military retained control of the airfield.
The residential homes were redeveloped and sold. Some of the utility units have been repurposed too and is now an industrial estate. As you will see in the images a lot of the site remains abandoned.
The airfield is still used to this day by the USAF for various training excercises.
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