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Unit History: RAF Swanton

RAF Swanton
This was a Royal Air Force Station in Norfolk, England, located near to the village of Swanton Morley. The site is now occupied by the British Army, and is now known as the Robertson Barracks.
 
After World War II the station was home to the Central Servicing Development Establishment (CSDE) and laterly the Maintenance Analysis and Computing Establishment (MACE).
 
From June 1953 to 1995 the station was also used by 611 Volunteer Gliding School, when the station was listed for closure under Options For Change. The station held popular airshows during the 1980s.
 
The station closed in 1995. It is currently home to the Light Dragoons.
 
 

Memories of RAF Swanton

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

RAF Swanton Morley in 1958

Written by Keith Watson

My first posting from basic training in the RAF Police,1958. Met and trembled in the presence of my new boss, Sgt "Spike" Window. Felt even worse when the boys told me all about him when I got settled in to my bedspace.Turned out he was a hard boss, but if you tried your best and got things done he was a gent.
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Active From: 1942 - 1995

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