Category Archives: Stories

MH R&D Golden Years 1917 – 1939

Alan Smith is Martlesham Heath Aviation Society’s Consultant Archivist. He writes here about the crucial role of the research, development and testing at RFC/RAF Martlesham Heath – from its opening in January… Read more »

USAAF 356th FG at MH 1943-45

This article is based on material published by Martlesham Heath Aviation Society on their website, in their ‘Martlesham Memories’ booklet and the Wikipedia 356th FG article. Visit MHAS at their control tower museum… Read more »

Martlesham Heath Posting (1959)

Story kindly contributed by David Theaker In February 1959 following trade training at RAF Compton Basset I was posted to Martlesham Heath. I was an R/T D/F [direction finding] operator and… Read more »

My Service At MH (1959/60)

Story and photo kindly contributed by Ray Blake I served at Martlesham as a TPO [telecommunications operator] from April 1959 until October 1960. At that time the Station was home to HQ… Read more »