Archeologists investigate WW1 Norfolk airbase

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Archeologists have conducted a preliminary survey of one of England’s more important First World War airfields.

Members of the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeology Society have investigated the site of Royal Flying Corps base at Narborough.

The airbase opened in 1916. It’s aim was to protect the east coast of England from Zeppelin attacks and it later became a training centre for pilots destined for the Western Front.

Artefacts recoved so far include chunks of brass and copper, which had been lathed, pottery and glass.

Using old photographs of the site, the team worked out where the mess buildings and workshops had been. Fragments of white porcelain were found on the site of the officer’s mess.

Some items were stamped with the crests of the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps.

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One Response to Archeologists investigate WW1 Norfolk airbase

  1. Terry Mumby says:

    Dear sirs, This is off your topic but I hope you can help, I was recently visiting relatives in the Broad’s and on a walk I came across a very old boat that has been abandoned to rot in the mud, The reason for my writing is that it appears to have been used in Malta during WW1 And I was wondering if this would be of any interest to you, It has war department markings on the bow Cheers Terry Mumby

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