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The Royal Flying Corps Aeroplane Experimental Unit arrives at Martlesham Heath
The Royal Flying Corps & the Royal Naval Air Service merge to become the Royal Air Force
1 April 1918
The End Of World War 1
Armistice Day - 11 November 1918
© IWM (Q 56642)
RAF A&AEE (Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) moves to Boscombe Down at the outbreak of World War 2.
USAAF 356th Fighter Group arrive at RAF Martlesham Heath.
The Battle of Britain Flight (later 'Memorial' Flight) was stationed at RAF Martlesham Heath from 1958 -1961
Photo © John Cooper
RAF Martlesham closes on 25 April 1963, after a period of 'care and maintenance' since 1961
The GPO (General Post Office) buys a part of the former Martlesham Heath airfield for its new research centre, to succeed the GPO Research Station at Dollis Hill in Neasden in north-west London.
Bradford Property Trust presented a proposal to the local council to develop a "New Village" on part of the former RAF Martlesham Heath airfield, with houses for 3000 people planned together with associated shops, schools and recreational facilities.
Post Office Research Centre
Official Opening by HM The Queen
(Now Adastral Park)
The Douglas Bader pub is opened by the man himself - Sir Douglas Bader
(a later photo though ...)
© Adrian Cable (CCL)
The MH100 Centenary Weekend
Saturday 8 July & Sunday 9 July
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