Nissen huts at secret wartime airbase sell for £120k

These historic Nissen huts at the former RAF Fersfield secret airbase sold for £120,000 at auction i

These historic Nissen huts at the former RAF Fersfield secret airbase sold for £120,000 at auction in Diss. Picture: TW Gaze - Credit: Archant

Two Nissen huts at a former Norfolk airfield from where secret missions were flown during the Second World War have been sold for £120,000.

The wartime structures, which have planning consent to converted into a three-bedroom family home, were bought after being put up for auction at TW Gaze in Diss.

Some 300 huts were built to accommodate up to 2,000 airmen at the RAF Fersfield, used during the Second World War for highly secret operations, including the final mission of Lieutenant Joseph P Kennedy Jr, the brother of American president John F Kennedy.

Rachael Hipperson, rural director at TW Gaze, said: "The buyer is local and he intends to convert them but the integrity of them as Nissen huts will be maintained even though the residential use will be there.

"He says it is going to be for his own use. He has an interest in the period and has worked on Nissen huts in the past."