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    Default RAF Sculthorpe


    The domestic site is now industrial with security. The accomodation areas are now used for normal housing and there is a lot left.



    B29's and other atomic bombers operated from here in the past. In 1957 it was the largest operational bomber base in the UK with 10,000 personnel.

    The main runway, hangers, control tower and associated builings are all left there. It's owned by the RAF and is supposedly under care and maintenance but it is not even that. Occaisonally they do army helicopter exercises there and rallys!

    It's just rotting away really....


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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    whats the security like & how easy is the access do u have 2 climb the fence or is there a better way in

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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    Lets keep access details to PMs please.

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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    I have a few photo's of Sculthorpe on my website

    http://www.cjg.me.uk

    if any one is interested

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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    Cheers for that yorkie, some interesting pics there.
    Sanitas per evolo

    another city

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    just bought a nice new camera so more to follow in the summer months.

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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    :) Was down that way two weeks ago only managed a quick tour around part of the perimeter.If anyone is interested the Manor house Sculthorpe Manor is for sale.:)

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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    The place is used pretty regularly by the British Army, RAF and US Special Forces. There's tonnes of old shell casings etc. dotted about the site, plus sandbags etc.

    The control tower is unique as it's still pretty well kitted out with the ATC gear, although with vital parts and wiring removed.

    The bomb stores, plus the "hot row" were awesome too! Dodgy explore, but time it right and the only thing you'll come across is a cow or a farmer!






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    looks good, do you have any more pics
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    Default Re: RAF Sculthorpe


    Ooo go on then! lol

    A sign on the floor of one of the hangers:


    Very modern sandbag technology as used by the army:


    Which was littered, like the rest of the base, with shell casings:


    The admin blocks were in pretty good condition, the telecoms room had a tonne of kit left behind:


    and I even found some interesting cover sheets, no documents though...


    We found this in the base cells, god knows what it was though...

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