Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum

 

Key Facts

Location:
Ridgewell, Essex
SatNav: Region:
CO9 4RG East Anglia
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 0 Open

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What’s Here

A small museum to honour the airfield’s most famous residents, the 381st Bomb Group, can be found housed in the former hospital buildings of USAAF station 167. A variety of displays show the history of the base and its resident USAAF and RAF units.

Directions

Behind the war memorial, off the A1017 south-east of Haverhill, Suffolk, between Ridgewell and Great Yeldham.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open second Sunday of each month 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, April to September.

Admission:

Admission free.

Amenities:

No information.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
None at present

More Information

Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Association, ‘White Wings’, 3a Ashen Road, Ovington, Sudbury, CO10 8JX. (Please enclose SAE). Tel: 01787 277310 or 07543 658006. Website: Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Collection.

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5 thoughts on “Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative Museum

  1. I am writing a book about Ridgewell, WWII, The Mighty Eighth, the 381st and my Uncle who was killed on Mission 222 out of Ridgewell. I am seeking info on how, when and from whom Ridgewell was purchased for the RAF and ultimately for the USA. Also I want info on the return of the property to the current owners. I have visited Ridgewell and know Dave Osborne and have communicated with Jim Tennent. Any help you might provide would be great.
    Regards
    Ross Greene
    rossgreene@greeneconsults.com

  2. Hello Ross – Are you still researching RAF Ridgewell ? ?

    Most of the information that you required is in my book entitled
    The Airmen Of Ridgewell. It is being reprinted at this time
    and will be available Mid September. Please reply if you would
    like a copy. Ok Derek

  3. Actually both books mentioned. My father was stationed at Ridgewell, and I have a few stories to share as well…

  4. Hello” Ross. I am in the Middle of Reading a Book called combat Crew the True Story of one man’s Part in the 8th Air force Based at Ridgwell 1943. to 1944. The Mans Name is John Comer. he tell what it was like from Day one to the end of His Tour of 25 missions. and how he survived. what a story so sad at times Reading this Book. I have several Books on the 8th air force and this is up there the Best that I have Read. if you Decide to get it. its by Sphere Books 1989. (soft Cover. ) Ps My father was based at Bovingdon air base in ww2.

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