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Updated: 1 Oct 2013

Opened: 1926 as gunnery training camp,

Renamed: 1 Jan 1932 as No 3 Armament Training Camp

Full Airfield opened: 1936

Closed: Airfield inactive from 1946, closed 1958

Airfield code :: SB

Squadrons based here:

6 OTU (Operational Training Unit) :: 9 Mar 1940
renamed

56 OTU :: 1 Nov 1940 - 27 Mar 1942

254 Sqn :: 9 Dec 1939 - 28 Jan 1940

264 Sqn :: 30 Oct 1939 - 7 Dec 1939

266 Sqn :: 30 Oct 1939 - 1 Mar 1940

Central Gunnery School :: 1942 -

7 FTS (Service Flying Training School ) :: 1944 - 1946

58 MU :: 1954 -

6 OTU was formed from 11 Group Pool. 264 Sqn formed here but was not equipped with Defiant until it moved on to Martlesham Heath. RAF Sutton Bridge now finds gainful employment as a potato store.

RAF Sutton Bridge was protected by a night decoy airfield Q site on Terrington Marsh, just across the Norfolk border.

Malcolm Swan recalls visiting RAF Sutton Bridge to be demobbed in January 1955. I recalls an early morning parade being interupted by an invasion of cows.

For details of the Sutton Bridge RAF Memorial Chapel visit the memorials page.

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