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Thread: RAF Wellingore BHQ

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    Default RAF Wellingore BHQ


    I don't know much about the airfield history except that it started out as WWI naval landing site called Wellingore Heath. Re-opened in 1935 it was used by the RAF as a relief landing groud (RLG) for RAF Cranwell and then as a satelite airfield under the control of RAF Digby. My visit was to re-photograph the battle headquarters as I was passing nearby.

    For pillbox lovers there are quite a few, four of which I'll include here (all were recorded for the DoB project).There are also a couple of fighter pens with loopholed defence walls but my day was too full to take time out for those.



    The reason for my visit:












    DoB: S0005299





    DoB: S0005300



    DoB: S0005302




    Looking across to one of the fighter pens with another pillbox in front of it to the left and a loopholed wall in front right


    appologies for the spots on a couple of photos....the sun was interupted by a driving hail storm.



    More photos at: http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p...mp/wellingore/

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    Another nice set mate :) cant wait to get to that one

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    Looks like you had a great day? so clean as well? thanks for sharing.If you fancy doing Halfpenny Green let me know I like to join you?

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    Really liked looking through this, thanks. Nice images. :)

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    cracking stuff mate looks like a section post in the second off last photo as well as a type 22

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonney View Post
    cracking stuff mate looks like a section post in the second off last photo as well as a type 22
    Its one of them defended fighter pens mate you up for a trip over there at some point ?

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    Very nice work there tigger
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    Blimey a dry BHQ!!! Lovely report and nice to see gun mounts again. Clean.
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    what mounts are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCooper View Post
    Its one of them defended fighter pens mate you up for a trip over there at some point ?
    too right mate we'll have to sort something out

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