Record Details

NHER Number:13605
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two bombing decoy


This World War Two decoy airfield K used dummy Blenheim aircraft and flare paths to trick enemy planes and protect RAF West Raynham between 1939 and 1945. There are also records of a Q25a World War Two decoy at Fulmodeston although its location is unknown. It may have been confused with this site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 008 307
Map Sheet:TG03SW

Full description

Decoy airfield K for West Raynham 1939 to 1945. Dummy Blenheims used, and flare paths.
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.

(S1) also states there was a Q25a decoy at Fulmodeston, the site of which is unknown. Same site?
E. Rose (NLA), 12 May 1998.

It is stated locally that a barn at Croxton Farm (NHER 30280) was destroyed by bombs meant for the decoy, and that the 1930s council houses at TF 9847 3110 were damaged in this way.
E. Rose (NLA), November 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Volume III: Bombing Decoys of WWII.. Vol III. p 92.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Decoys of World War II. Council for British Archaeology.. p 96.

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