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    Default RAF Davidstow


    Useful stuff before going to the Davidstow airfield, site id the raf museum on site - free visit - donations only but well worth looking in on.

    http://www.rafdavidstowmoor.com/page...tedetails.html




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    i do like it up there , i work nights delivering around north devon and north cornwall , i was quite surprised when i stumbled upon this air field at 3 in the morning in the pitch black that you could drive about on (being careful of the pot holes ) , was out for a drive a while back and popped up in the day light , its a fascinating place , thanks for the link btw
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    Probably my all time favorite airfield. There is so much atmosphere here. I visit usually 3 to 4 times a year and always find something new. I believe the Cornwall At War Museum conduct guided tours during the summner months. Looking forwards to my next visit in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydealfred View Post
    Probably my all time favorite airfield. There is so much atmosphere here. I visit usually 3 to 4 times a year and always find something new. I believe the Cornwall At War Museum conduct guided tours during the summner months. Looking forwards to my next visit in October.
    Yes, it is very atmospheric. I have been in the area for over ten years and keep seeing bits I never knew were there. I have only just noticed a cluster of nissen huts and a seperate cluster of shelters. Must do something about them!

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    Default The Control tower at Davidstow more


    Hi Guys

    The Airfield is a real gem, bit windy even in the hight of a Brittish summer, I went there a few weeks back.
    Here are a few pictures of the Control tower.



    Next shot is on the top floor.





    The last picture is of a Stanton air raid shelter at the museum (they don`t like you taking photos inside the place)



    Oh just had to take one of the inside just before the bollocking came my way.



    Well there you go, only spent a little time there, might go back when the "SUN" comes out.

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    This is so near me... I may have to pencil in a visit this week as the weather down here is supposed to be lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regularjen View Post
    This is so near me... I may have to pencil in a visit this week as the weather down here is supposed to be lovely.
    Indeed! The weather is set fair. Check the woods via Google 'cos there are afew remains and also access opposite the chees factory to loads of shelters, oh and don't forget the remains 'tween factory and A39....good luck

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    Went there a couple of days ago and prowled around the control tower. So much to see over the airfield! I'm definitely going back with a proper camera and more time to explore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regularjen View Post
    Went there a couple of days ago and prowled around the control tower. So much to see over the airfield! I'm definitely going back with a proper camera and more time to explore.
    Be sure to look these out as they are very rare these days -



    Watch out for the flyers who still use the field



    Also there are always echo's of the past - if you look carefully



    There is so much to see here and so much history - enjoy

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    Why are all these airfields so far from me , really want to explore one!
    "You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper"

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    There are loads in Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    There are loads in Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire...
    Oh right, I will have to do some research in to this then!
    "You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper"

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    Or you could just ask me... ;-)

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    Thanks for posting, it's not far from me so worth a look one day soon I think.
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