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Re: Terrington decoy airfield

Postby EWW » 18 Jun 2020, 15:03

This is the farm just before Onger Hill and about 40 years or so ago when I first worked on the EEB down that road
I think that complex was the Potato Marketing Board farm. It ceased when the PMB did.

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Re: Terrington decoy airfield

Postby Scotty » 18 Jun 2020, 15:35

It’s the building the other side of those that looks “military”.
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Re: Terrington decoy airfield

Postby EWW » 18 Jun 2020, 16:43

Yes Scotty I know what you mean. Would decoy airfields have substantial buildings, or just lightly constructed ones?
I thought that as they would only be seen from the air, wood and canvas like the blow up tanks and aeroplanes used
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Re: Terrington decoy airfield

Postby Scotty » 18 Jun 2020, 17:28

You are right in what you say, but the buildings of which you speak would be the actual decoys and be positioned on the actual decoy airfield. On the perimeter you would more than likely have storage and maybe even a repair or workshop buildings. That’s what I am suggesting here given it’s position.

This is what Norfolk Heritage Explorer says about the Q Site at North Tuddenham. Although it says it was a K site, it was probably both as it was equipped with a flarepath:
This was a World War Two 'K' site or decoy airfield with flarepaths and plywood planes. The dummy runway and a searchlight battery can be seen on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s. The site was bombed on several occasions, and a B24 bomber crashed here in 1944. Some buildings survived until around 1970.
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