During World War I Wormingford was a landing ground for use by aircraft operating against Zeppelins flying at high altitude and coming to drop bombs on England.
Wormingford Airfield was reopened as a military airfield in 1942 and was was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces.
During World War II it was used mainly as a fighter base. After the war had ended, Wormingford Airfield was returned to an agricultural role.
Today a small section of the old runway which still remains is used by the Essex and Suffolk Gliding club.