World War 2 Airfields Tour

7 Hours

US 8th Army Air Force overhaul the B-17F 'Yankee Doodle' © Courtesy Imperial War Museum London

Airbases: All of the airfields listed below are reachable during a day trip from London with an expert British Tours Ltd driver-guide. It is estimated that a minimum of 7 hours would be needed, 8hrs if London is required, and 9 to 10hrs if a brief visit to the Imperial War Museum Duxford is to be included. With some of the more remote airfields more time would be needed and it may not be practical to incorporate Duxford.

The airfields sometimes had more than one name; where known the alternatives have been added in brackets. Also, their names do not necessarily match places that have those names today - eg. the airfield named 'Debden' is about 28 miles away from the real Debden!

Also note that every airfield in the UK had a station number - these are given and will be a useful check to ensure that we are going to visit the right place.

Alconbury - Station 102
Andrews Field (Great Saling) - Station 485
Atcham - Station 342
Attlebridge - Station 120
Bassingbourn - Station 121
Bodney - Station 141
Bottisham - Station 374
Bovingdon - Station 112
Boxted - Station 150
Bungay - Station 125
Bury St Edmonds (Rougham) - Station 468
Cheddington (Marsworth) - Station 113
Chelveston - Station 105
Chipping Ongar (Willingale) - Station 162
Debach - Station 152
Debden - Station 356
Deenethorpe - Station 128
Deopham Green - Station 142
Duxford - Station 357
Earls Colne - Station 358
East Wretham - Station 133
Eye - Station 134
Fowlmere - Station 378
Framlingham (Parham) - Station 153
Glatton (Conington) - Station 130
Goxhill - Station 345
Grafton Underwood - Station 106
Great Ashfield - Station 155
Great Dunmow - Station 164
Halesworth - Station 365
Hardwick - Station 104
Harrington - Station 179
Hethel - Station 114
Honington - Station 375
Horham - Station 119
Horsham St Faith - Station 123
Kimbolton - Station 117
Kingscliffe - Station 367
Knettishall - Station 136
Lavenham - Station 137
Leiston (Theberton/Saxmundham) - Station 373
Little Walden - Station 165
Martlesham Heath - Station 369
Mendlesham - Station 156
Metfield - Station 366
Molesworth - Station 107
Mount Farm - Station 234
North Pickenham - Station 143
Nuthampstead - Station 131
Old Buckenham - Station 144
Podington - Station 109
Polebrook - Station 110
Rackheath - Station 145
Rattlesden - Station 126
Raydon - Station 157
Ridgewell - Station 167
Seething - Station 146
Shipdham - Station 115
Snetterton Heath - Station 138
Steeple Morden - Station 122
Sudbury - Station 174
Thorpe Abbotts - Station 139
Thurleigh (Bedford) - Station 111
Tibenham (Tivetshall) - Station 124
Wattisham - Station 377
Watton - Station 376
Wendling - Station 118
Wormingford - Station 159


"...Sudbury was mentioned so there we headed, having arranged lunch at the Swan at Lavenham, but just prior to lunch we visited the town's 13th century church. Inside was a U.S. flag commemorating the funds by a U.S. wing for the organ refurbishment. The flag said 'from the 487th' and Mr Kelly commented that his wing was the '486th' so some inquiries with the person cleaning the church revealed that agricultural land a few miles south of the village had been a base during WW2. There it was, newly erected by the farm gate, 'in memory of those that served in the 486th' and along a track we found the very hut where Mr Kelly and his crew had slept their last night on English soil..."
David Robinson, British Tours Ltd tour guide

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Medium up to 2 £560.00
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Extra large up to 6 £770.00
Minibus up to 11 £950.00

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