|Aylsham, Norfolk in England|
Aerial photograph of Oulton airfield 20 April 1944
|Type||Royal Air Force station|
|Operator||Royal Air Force|
|Elevation||47 metres (154 ft) AMSL|
Royal Air Force Oulton or more simply RAF Oulton is a former Royal Air Force Satellite airfield located 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Aylsham, Norfolk and 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of Norwich, Norfolk, England.
The airfield was built over 1939 and 1940 as a bomber airfield with T2 type hangars and grass runways, the facility operating as a satellite airfield of nearby RAF Horsham St. Faith between July 1940 and September 1942 after which it operated as a satellite airfield of RAF Swanton Morley.
In September 1943 Oulton was transferred from 2 Group to 3 Group and closed to flying for re-construction as a heavy bomber base with concrete runways, taxiways and parking areas. The work was completed in April 1944 and the airfield transferred to No. 100 Group RAF. Flying operations ceased at the end of July 1945, after which it was taken over by RAF Maintenance Command which used it to store de Havilland Mosquitos until November 1947.
|Squadron||Aircraft||Dates at RAF Oulton|
|114||Blenheim Mk.IV||July 1940 to March 1941|
|18||Blenheim Mk.IV||April 1941 to July 1941 and November to December 1941|
|139||Blenheim Mk.IV||December 1941 to February 1942|
|1428 Hudson Conversion Flight||Hudson Mk.III||December 1941 to May 1942|
|236||Beaufighter Mk.IC||July 1942 to September 1942|
|88||Boston Mk.III and IIIA||September 1942 to March 1943|
|21||Ventura Mk.I and II||April 1943 to September 1943|
|No. 1699 (Bomber Support) Flight RAF||Fortress||May 1944 to June 1945|
|214||Fortress||May 1944 to July 1945|
|803rd Bomb Squadron||Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator||May 1944 to August 1944|
|223||Flying Fortress and Liberator||August 1944 to July 1945|
The site is now used as farmland.
- Bowyer, J.F. Action Stations 1: Wartime military airfields of East Anglia 1939. Wellingborough, UK: Patrick Stephens Limited, Second edition, 1990. ISBN 1-85260-377-1.
- "Your Questions Answered...Oulton, Norfolk". Air Pictorial, October 1967. p. 373.