History of the site
World War Two
RAF Sculthorpe was built as the second satellite airfield of RAF West Raynham a few miles to the south. Work began in the spring of 1942 and the airfield was laid out as a standard RAF heavy bomber airfield with concrete runways, dispersals site, mess facilities and accommodation.
Sculthorpe was refurbished for USAF use during the Berlin Crisis in 1949 and then later, in 1952, it became home for the 49th Air Division (Operational) and the 47th Bombardment Wing, who were to stay for a decade.
The base became inactive at the end of the Cold War. Much of the associated housing and most other buildings have now been sold off by the military. The US quarters have been extensively refurbished and now form a new village called Wicken Green. There is also a fledgling industrial park.
The airstrip area remains in military hands, officially as an army helicopter training area, and there are exercises about twice a year.
Loads more info on the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Sculthorpe
There was quite a lot to see on this site and there are still parts I haven’t seen, here are my best photos of the day. I annoyingly forgot to charge my camera battery before going and it died soon after arrival so unfortunately most of the photos are from my phone.
That was a selection of the photos I took, there’s more below.