Record Details

NHER Number:32381
Type of record:Monument
Name:Wormegay World War Two decoy airfield

Summary

The site of a type 'Q' decoy airfield. These had mock flare paths and runway lights to confuse enemy bombers at night and distract them from the parent airfield, in this case RAF Marham.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6490 1249
Map Sheet:TF61SW
Parish:TOTTENHILL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WORMEGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

World War Two RAF airfield decoy, type Q. Parent field was Marham.
Called 'Wormegay'.
D.Gurney (NLA), 28 January 1997.

See bunker at site NHER 34319, probably associated.

Monument Types

  • BOMBING DECOY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England.. Vol II, p 92.

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34319Related to: World War Two decoy airfield shelter (Monument)

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