Orford Ness test facility in 1945

Orford Ness’ military history began in 1913, when the Central Flying School’s Experimental Flying Section took ownership of part of the peninsula. Experiments with parachutes, camouflage and aircraft evaluation. German POWs were kept at the site during WWI – and helped to build the flood defenses.


Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *