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1972 (© via Paul francis)
RAF Bentwaters airfield
Airfield Today:
Brownfield for building/industrial use. Many British TV series have been filmed here including the Channel 4 paintball series 'X Fire' in 2001/2 and the awful 'Space Cadets' in 2005, both using the control tower as HQ
Tower Type:
Watch Office for All Commands type 12779/41, with 343/43 type small front windows
Tower:
Disused but in good condition
Other Buildings:
Many
History:

Opened as Bomber Command Station 04/1944. Transferred to 11Group Fighter Command 12/1944. Squadrons based here at various times up to end of war: 64, 118, 126, 129, 165, 234.

USAFE history

RAF Bentwaters airfield
2001
RAF Bentwaters airfield
Airfield:
Operational Bomber Station
Opened:
/04/1944
Closed:
/1993
ID Code:
BY
USAAF Station:
151
Runways:
3x - concrete, tarmac
Hangars:
2x - T2
County:
Suffolk
Location:
4-1/2 miles NE of Woodbridge
OS Ref:
TM353533
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RAF Bentwaters airfield
2008 (© via Paul francis)
RAF Butley - Bentwaters - airfield
RAF Butley - RAF Bentwaters airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2001 -
- RAF Bentwaters - updated 17/12/2014 -