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    Default RAF Warboys Nissen Huts and Stanton Shelter


    After doing some research online I was struggling to find any information on this.. Remembering my Grandad grew up in the area around the time of WW2 I decided to give him a call to see if he knew anything about it. I spent about an hour on the phone listening to him talk about him and his friends watching Stirling 4 engine bombers flying out to Germany from the bomber airfield near to this site between 1939 and 1946, he also recalled occasionally seeing some come home. He said the site I visited consisted of a water tower, crew huts, service, and bomb dumps, etc. Sometimes my Grandad over-exaggerates so what he was saying may have to be taken with a pinch of salt :)



    From what I could see there are 3 Nissen huts, which were all interconnected with brick corridors.







































    The Stanton air-raid shelter was manufactured by the Stanton Ironworks Co Ltd near Nottingham. The Stanton shelters were made of pre-cast arched concrete sections (each in two halves) that were bolted together. The shelter could be built either semi-sunk or above ground, but at some airfields they were built completely underground.











    Thanks for looking,

    Rubex
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    These are some really cool pictures Rubex! :D

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    Another one for my tick list - great piccys

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    Really like the look of this place..funny enough I was looking at an earlier report of this place and was going to ask if you had been.but just thought it had all gone..got to love a nice stanton.you got some nice shots here..really liked number five
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    Nice report and well photographed. I also did a poke around the internet about RAF Warboys and all I got was 156 pathfinder squadron and loads of pictures of Stirlings. And also they bombed Cologne - frequently. I couldn't find any "then" photos, well except for Stirlings.
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    i keep passing this and thinking, i should go in there. nice pictures rubex as usual

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    It's a domestic site for staff/crew at the airfield. The water tower is actually a header tank for toilets/showers, and the bombs store would have been elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    It's a domestic site for staff/crew at the airfield. The water tower is actually a header tank for toilets/showers, and the bombs store would have been elsewhere.
    I can confirm krela is correct here. the bomb stores were i believe located to the west of the airfield. This accommodation is quite seperate to where the main airfield was.

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    Yep, the bomb stores are near by (and explorable :p)
    Also next door to these is the receiver block, and it's lovely 4ft thick concrete walls :)
    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos Rubex! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Yep, the bomb stores are near by (and explorable :p)
    why have we not been then? :P

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