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    visited with a local mate in an afternoon of mini explores around Rutland, this was home to 3 launchpads for the THOR thermonuclear rockets


    well the flag wasnt flying so we walked straight in




    after scrambling through all the barbed wire we got into a training area


    sticking to the concrete paths was probably a good idea here ;)


    woah


    and more


    this was a few days after those real high winds we had back in early spring, they had taken out this hut god and propper


    sits right under the prying eye of the live St Georges Barracks so stay low ;)


    affraid they were all taken with a cheap woolies camera so appologies about the quality

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    Mums friends brother used to work at RAF North Luffenham. Always wanted to visit him there so i could have a look around, never made it tho

    Ouch on the hut thats caved in hope no one was in there at the time How many of the missiles were there around the site? looks good, its a shame the barracks next door wasn't empty as well, that would be good. Did you see the battle HQ around the runway or is it further away? sorry for all the questions, love looking at military airfields etc.

    Very good pics, like them a lot.

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    this was just a small training area off the runway there are a few planes (just shells) on the runway and on google earth the runway is peppered with craters ive seen pics of the planes close up but the guy i went with said any time he's tried you get the MP chasing you in a land rover so we gave them a miss

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    aah, thank you. Don't think i can run that fast away from a mp lol. May just enjoy the pics you've taken instead ;)

    Thanks again.

    :) Sal

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    Enjoyed seeing your pics of this place Mr Sam. Love the 'woah' pic! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal View Post
    How many of the missiles were there around the site?
    They're not missiles they're very old HE bombs, presumably just shells with no explosives / arming charge in them.

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    Love these places, fantastic pics I will be paying that base a vist soon
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    Hi all,
    Just found this site, I was stationed at RAF North Luffenham from 1985 - 1988 really loved the place, I was in the MT Section, it was such a shame to see it close at the ceremony in 1997.
    I had some of the best years of my life stationed there and I have started a website to bring the former RAF North Luffenham MT Drivers together, so if anyone is out there who was in MT or wishes to visit the site its www.luffenhamloonys.co.uk
    All the best to you all,
    Chris

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    cool thanks for sharing, should be going back Feb for a legal visit with MOD escort for a car photoshoot

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    Quite a few RAF bases have become Army camps, but its better than them becoming prisons etc.

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