It is sad to report that another aviation land mark has been removed from RAF Downham Market. The last remaining dispersal point was dug up over the last few weeks, along with all that remained from Runway “A”. The excavators have not stopped there, the peri track on what was “C” Flight ( Hall Farm ) has started to be removed, this is a considerable amount of track.
The association is not against development or progress at Downham Market far from it. But we are concerned that if the runway / dispersal pan and peri track can be ripped up without any consideration for partial preservation, what does the future hold for the remaining buildings? The association is not judging the owners, they have their reasons to remove them. But surely something can be done to honour the memory of all those who served and died at RAF Downham Market utilising an original structure or building. There is a unique opportunity on this airfield to combine modern development with historical preservation, the crew locker rooms are a prime example, lets put preservation before profit and ego’s !!!