This website is designed to give users an idea of both the past, as well as some of the current operations at this Suffolk airfield.
All of the information is freely available in the public domain, it is just collated here into an easy single reference.
The Memorial pictured above is situated opposite Crash Gate 2, around 4 miles South-South-West of Stowmarket. Or try these co-ordinates in your GPS device or even Google Earth :- 52.13220, 0.95826
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Wattisham airfield is situated in the heart of rural Suffolk, less than 10 miles north west of the county town of Ipswich. It has it’s own dedicated Low Fly Area (LFA10) nearby to allow the resident (and other) units to train realistically at low level with the minimum of disruption to the local population and environment.
The major MOD training area at STANTA in Norfolk is also within easy reach, as is Colchester barracks.
The airfield runway 23 / 05 is currently limited in its ability to accept fixed wing aircraft and is at elevation of 280 feet (86 metres).
The main operator at the airfield today is the Army Air Corps. Two Regiments are based here as part of the 1st Aviation Brigade, flying Apache attack helicopters. A major REME unit (7 Battalion) is also located here, along with numerous support units.
There is also an active gliding unit here, which often flies especially at weekends and bank holidays.
The Wattisham Station Heritage Museum is a thriving museum displaying the history of Wattisham since the airfield opened during the build-up to the second world war, and has an extensive collection of exhibits, including aircraft and helicopters.