On 16 January 2017 it was 100 years since the Royal Flying Corps arrived at Martlesham Heath to establish an airfield.

We are staging a major centenary event on Saturday 8 July & Sunday 9 July 2017, to celebrate celebrate 100 groundbreaking years of Martlesham Heath.

We’re bringing together a lasting multimedia historic resource for the community.

The story of Martlesham Heath is one of innovation, research and development, initially for aviation and more recently for telecommunications and IT. The Martlesham Heath ‘new village’ itself was an innovative approach to building new housing.

RAF Martlesham Heath was a frontline operational airbase during World War 2, playing a key role including being the home of the USAAF 356th Fighter Group from 1943.

We hope the next 100 years will be as diverse as the last 100 years. We trust your experience with our place in history will inspire and interest you.