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    Default RAF Middleton St. George


    Not 100% derelict but still rather interesting, this old RAF base is currently home too the fire fighters training school, a few haulage company's and also has a MOD mental health care hospital on site as well as being the Durham tees valley airport. i didn't spend alot of time here as the weather was starting to become miserable and it was going dark (i have to use my phone as i have lost my camera so picture quality ain't to good)

    Now for a bit of history.

    RAF Middleton St. George was a Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command station during World War II. It was located in County Durham, five miles east of Darlington, England.

    The aerodrome opened as a Bomber Command station in 1941. In 1943 it was allocated to No. 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force. A sub-station was located at Croft. Squadrons based here include: 76 Squadron, which flew Halifaxes, 78 Squadron, which flew Whitleys, 419 Squadron RCAF, which flew Wellingtons, Halifaxes, and Lancasters, 420 Squadron RCAF, which flew Wellingtons, and 428 Squadron RCAF, which flew Wellingtons, Halifaxes, and Lancasters.

    After the war, the aerodrome served various squadrons and units including No. 13 Operational Training Unit (OTU), No. 2 Air Navigation School, No. 4 Flight Training School, and squadrons that used Meteors, Hunters, Javelins and Lightnings.

    The RAF left the station in 1964 but the aerodrome was reopened in 1966 as a civil airport. It is now Durham Tees Valley Airport.

    I really do apologise for picture quality and as soon as i get my new camera i will go back and have a better look around.





































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    Nice stuff mate I'll have to have a look around there. Did you find the pillboxes or the elusive pickett hamilton forts that are supposed to be still there

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    No mate today was a quick recce to be honest, When i get time again and when i get a new camera I'm going round to have a better look, there is some interesting bits and pieces to have a look at. another reason why i rushed about here is because i was in my car and there is wheel clamping on site so didn't fancy paying silly amounts of money to get my wheels released. so had to keep moving my motor, next time i will get the bus lol.
    If it's there to be seen it's there to be explored.


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