COLD WAR SANCTUARY

With RAF Sculthorpe slowly being reclaimed by mother nature, the site was destined to become a forgotten relic of the Cold War. However, a newly-opened heritage centre aims to redress the balance, as FlyPast assistant editor Jamie Ewan discovers

I am driving around the rural village of Wicken Green, Norfolk, looking for what appeared to be a huge airbase on the map – or at least its remnants. But it’s proving to be elusive. While driving down a tiny country lane I’ve passed the likes of Lancaster Road, Wellington Crescent and Stirling Road; those aircraft names are surely a good sign? But then I get my first glimpse – a long-since abandoned accommodation block.

Personal effects, period literature and squadron albums, among other items, add another dimension to Sculthorpe’s story.

By sheer chance

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