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.