Gallery: MT Section Watton 1940

These photos were acquired by Watton post card collector Steve Easter and he has very kindly allowed me to copy them for the RAFWatton.info Although their origin is not known, on the back of each is written RAF Watton, 1940

I believe this to be true is because of one picture in particular, the parade with mugs.

Clearly the building behind the men is still under construction and there is one building at Watton where the first meal taken was in Christmas 1940, and that is the Airman’s Mess, across the road, opposite the main gates.

The mess is set in the middle of four H Blocks that were in use from the station’s opening in 1939.

Also if you look on the faces of the men on parade you wil see there appears to be a certain amount of merriment and I wonder if this picture was taken as a joke about the wait for the mess to finally open?

You of course may know differently! If you do, please leave a comment below.

I believe this to be a 'parade' out side the Airman's Mess around October or November 1940

I believe this to be a ‘parade’ out side the Airman’s Mess around October or November 1940

 

Unknown group of men out side their barracks. This is part of the group on parade and probably drivers.

Unknown group of men out side their barracks. This is part of the group on parade and probably drivers.

 

A view of the MT Shed which were between Hangar 4 and the Sergeants Mess

A view of the MT Shed which were between Hangar 4 and the Sergeants Mess

 

A view of the MT Shed which were between Hangar 4 and the Sergeants Mess

A view of the MT Shed which were between Hangar 4 and the Sergeants Mess

 

An unfortunate incident on the airfield?

An unfortunate incident on the airfield?

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