1970 Onwards

On this page you will find links to articles relating to 1970 onwards after the Station’s official closure.


Video: The Rededication of the Memorials in 2008

The stone American Memorial, to the personnel of the 25th Bomb Group, has been in place at Watton since the middle-late 1970’s, and it was joined by a propeller from…

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Video: A tour of RAF Watton in 1988

One day in 1988 a local builder, Paul Lincoln, drove past the upturned concrete base of a Nissen Hut. In the underside he recognised the tyre tracks of an American…

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Video: 1995 – The discovery, and recovery of Blenheim R3821 UX-N

Don Macfarlane remembers: On 17th May, 1940, twelve aircraft of 82 Squadron, based at Watton, in Norfolk, took off to attack troop concentrations at Gembloux, Belgium, where the German army…

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Video: A look round RAF Watton 2003

In 2003 local man Frank Hurrell filmed around the camp a little before it was finally sold off and the final chapter of its life was played out. It is…

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Peter Long’s brief history of Watton – 1970 onwards

By June 1970, it was known that facilities for EWSW/SARL would be ready at RAF Wyton during the first quarter of 1971and preparations for the move began in earnest. Watton’s…

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