RAF Sawbridgeworth

There is no sign of the runways here because none were hard-surfaced. But

Sawbridgeworth airfield much of the perimeter track has survived, especially the section running through Mathams Wood. Here you can also see exceptionally well-preserved aircraft dispersal pens of the 'Blenheim' type, complete with blast walls and air raid shelter. A type 24 pillbox still stands ready to defend the road along the Hadham-Sawbridgeworth road that runs through the centre of the airfield site. Many of the original buildings on the Technical Site survive on the Woodside Industrial Estate and Shingle Hall Farm. They include a 10-bed sick ward and attached dental unit, the mortuary and ambulance hut, and the Maycrete guardhouse. The underground battle headquarters has also survived, but as at Hunsdon, it is flooded and unsafe to enter.

Sawbo airfieldRAF Sawbridgeworth
RAF SawbridgeworthRAF Sawbridgeworth pillbox


A memorial to those who served on this airfield was built at the entrance to Shingle Hall Farm in 2007.

RAF Sawbridgeworth Memorial

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