Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

Back The Control Tower, Deben Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QR

The museum is dedicated to the work carried out at Martlesham Heath Airfield (renamed in 1924 to RAF Martlesham Heath) between 1917 and 1978.

Between World War One and World War Two under the Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) Martlesham Heath was a secret airfield testing new aeroplanes and armaments including civil aeroplanes.

Later as part of 11 group it was involved in the Second World War and in 1943 shared the airfield with the 356th Fighter Group USAAF. During the early years of the Second World War its aeroplanes were used to help develop Radar. Post war Martlesham Heath returned to carrying out experimental work including Blind Landing.

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Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

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