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Ipswich Airport/RAF Ipswich


Roy Sucklings Dornier Do 28 G-BMMR wanted to use Ipswich as a base but our Council maintained that it cut up the grass landing strip. Strange for a plane that was designed to use grass. it went to RAF Wattisham for a while and then to Marshalls at Cambridge.
Norwich have got a big International Airport and what have we got, NOTHING.

Mr Cann had a lot to answer for.

this might be of interest

http://www.ipswichairport.info/history.html




-- Edited by tarkey on Wednesday 9th of December 2009 08:10:39 AM

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One which I took at the Flixton Museum last year

http://image69.webshots.com/469/4/73/97/2033473970035970728Fekruh_fs.jpg

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our very own

Stan Ward who passed away earlier this year and affectionately known as
MR IPSWICH AIRPORT

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The photo was taken in front of Maurice Hammond's P51 Janie. Stan was Maurice's flying instructor

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Colin Whitmore MHAS member organised this event

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I'll post a few pics of Ipswich Airport that I took on Tuesday, it is a pity that I hadn't taken the photos when I lived next to the Airport, I feel that Ipswich and Suffolk lost a Golden Opportunity in closing Ipswich Airport and refused to take up the option in the 1960's of expanding Martlesham Heath as an Airport for the region.

Especially with major players like BT Research and the Port of Felixstowe expanding its businesses.............

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