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    Default Raf Tilstock january 2016


    About three miles south east of Whitchurch in rural Shropshire is an area known as Prees Heath Common. Throughout its long history the common has seen many changes. In 1915 it was used as a training base for the British Army in trench warfare training . As WW2 broke out the common became an internment camp for screening Austrian and German refugees and in 1942 an airfield was built on the site and named RAF Tilstock. Today part of the airfield is used for parachute jumping and the common is a Butterfly Nature Reserve.


    Few people know that after 1946, when Tilstock airfield become redundant, the abandoned buildings on the various sites dotted around the southern side of the airfield, some up to a mile away from the main runway close to Prees Higher Heath, became home to Polish Army families. The sites that were used for housing Polish families consisted mostly of corrugated metal nissen huts with communal ablution blocks and a number of concrete huts.


    Some pictures of the day i went

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    Small video of drone footage



    Long video with me walking around whole site



    Really enjoyed my day out even thou a bit of a emotional one.
    Hope you enjoy
    :-)

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    That's what I like, a mixture of still shots and a video. Both excellent and interesting.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    One of my favourite types of places. Great report, thanks Taz. :)

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    Betty is so cool Taz! Great pics of a very nice place :)

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    excellent, love the mix of photo's and video, nice one

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    Liking the video title sequence :D
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    Pics 'n' Ting


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    Great mix of video and photos,Thanks for sharing.

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