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RAF Brenzett was a Royal Air Force station close to the village of Brenzett near Romney Marsh in Kent during World War II. It was used as a base in 1944 for the Mustang Wing which comprised three squadrons including two Polish squadrons in exile and operated patrols against V-1 flying bombs. Contents 1 History 2 Units and aircraft 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links // History The site was chosen for an advanced landing ground in July 1942 and construction work on the 300-acre (1.2 km2) site of flat marshland commenced in 1943, it was due to open on 1 March 1943 but was not ready for occupation until September and the airfield opened as RAF Brenzett as part of RAF Fighter Command on the 14 September 1943 with two Sommerfield Track runways. The locals referred to the airfield as Ivychurch after the nearest village. The airfield eventually had five blister hangars for the aircraft but most of the personnel were housed in a tented camp. The first unit to use the airfield was 122 Squadron with Supermarine Spitfires in August 1943 who used it relieve pressure on their home airfield of RAF Kingsnorth five miles (8 km) to the north. The airfield was not used to support the D-Day landings but in July 1944 a Mustang wing (No. 133 Polish Fighter Wing) with three squadrons was based mainly on anti-flying bomb patrols.[1] The United States Army Air Corps designated the airfield Station Number 438. The main American unit was Battery C, 635 AAA (Anti-aircraft Artillery), Automatic Weapons Bn, IX Air Defence Command.[2] The Mustang wing left in October 1944 and the airfield was no longer needed, the airfield was closed 13 December 1944 and returned to agricultural use, in 1972 the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum, a military and aviation museum, was opened near the site in buildings formerly occupied by the Women's Land Army.[3] Units and aircraft Unit Dates Aircraft Variant Notes No. 122 Squadron RAF 1943 Supermarine Spitfire IX Detachments from RAF Kingsnorth No. 129 Squadron RAF 1944 North American Mustang III Part of No. 133 Wing RAF No. 306 (Polish) Squadron RAF 1944 North American Mustang III Part of No. 133 Wing RAF No. 315 (Polish) Squadron RAF 1944 North American Mustang III Part of No. 133 Wing RAF References ^ Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Trust ^ USAAF bases in the United Kingdom ^ [1] Jefford, C.G. (1988). RAF Squadrons. Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 85310 053 6.  Further reading Moor, Anthony John. Mustang Wing : RAF Brenzett Advanced Landing Ground, Romney Marsh, Kent, 1942-44. St Leonards-on-Sea : HPC, 1999 Delve, Ken. The Military Airfields of Britain. Southern England. Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. Crowood Press. 2005 ISBN 1-86126-729-0 External links Airfield Images Coordinates: 51°1′N 0°52.30′E / 51.017°N 0.8717°E / 51.017; 0.8717