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RAF Marham

Airport information
Airport typeMilitary: RAF Station
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRoyal Air Force
LocationMarham, Norfolk
In use1916 - present
CommanderGroup Captain S P Rochelle OBE DFC ADC MA RAF
*Tactical Imagery Intelligence Wing *3 FP Wing * 2(AC) Sqn * IX(B) Sqn * 13 Sqn * 31 Sqn * No 93 (Expeditionary Armament) Squadron * No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF
Elevation23 m (75 ft)

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Royal Air Force Station Marham, more commonly known as RAF Marham, is a Royal Air Force station; a military airbase, near the village of Marham in the English county of Norfolk, East Anglia.

It is home to No. 138 Expeditionary Air Wing (138 EAW), and as such, is one of the RAFs "Main Operating Bases" (MOB). No. 138 EAW primarilly consists of four squadrons of Panavia Tornado GR4/GR4A multi-role fast-jet ground-attack aircraft.

The station crest depicts a Blue Bull, this was awarded with the arrival of nuclear capability in 1957, and the station motto is simply Deter; the glaring bull symbolises a deterrent which aptly refers to the acquisition of a nuclear deterrent capability - hence the motto "Deter". The crest of the Blue Bull is also depicted in Marhams' local radio station - Blue Bull Radio 1278 AM.

In 2008, RAF Marham was officially granted the Freedom of the City of Norwich - and as such, is allowed to march through the streets of Norwich with 'bayonets fixed'; and this is usually carried out on occasions such as the annual Battle of Britain parade held on the 12 September every year. Marham 'took over' the Freedom of the City of Norwich after the former holder, RAF Coltishall was officially closed in 2006.

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