Trail 8 – RAF Methwold, Desert Rats Memorial and RAF Bodney

Trail 8 is the first part of a three-day trail around Swaffham.

We take in RAF Methwold built close to Thetford Forest, home to New Zealand and Australian crews. It was also used prior to D-Day for the storage of Horsa gliders.

We visit the memorial to the Desert Rats whilst they undertook preparation for D-Day, the only time they were stationed in the UK. Then we move to RAF Bodney (USAAF Station 141), home to the ‘Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney’ of the USAAF, who had a reputation as fierce as their title. Read more…

Bodney's water tower

Bodney’s water tower

 

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