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    Hello,

    This place is so huge it took me two days to have a good look around.

    RAF Newton was built in 1939, and was used to station Fairey Battles and Vickers Wellingtons until 1941. From then until 1946 it was used as a training base for Polish servicemen in the RAF.

    The abandonded houses on the site were used to film shots from This is England.

    Much of the place has now been demolished now and is used for agriculture and a new housing estate has been built on some of the land. Having said this though, there is still a lot to see.

    The Ministry Of Defence confirmed that much of the site is contaminated with radium, which was used to coat the dials in the cockpits of aircraft so they could been seen better in the dark.

    Info sourced from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Newton

    On with some photos:

    Day 1 (I assume these are bomb stores?)

    DSCN0705 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    DSCN0702 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    DSCN0707 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr




    Nothing left here really:

    DSCN0716 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    DSCN0719 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    Inside the school/offices:

    DSCN0726 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    Now day 2 (Didn't have my camera -.-)

    IMG_1861 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    Not sure what this building is?

    IMG_1866 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1885 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    Flats/Accomodation:

    IMG_1887 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1888 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1890 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1892 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1896 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1899 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1876 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1873 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1911 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1874 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1901 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1917 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1918 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1922 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1924 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1929 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1931 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1937 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1926 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1939 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1940 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1941 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1945 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1947 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1952 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1955 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    IMG_1957 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    Does anyone know what this is?

    DSCN0699 by Alex Underwood, on Flickr

    Thanks for having a look!

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    Superb set of pics, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Love an old raf base and I really like this one.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Excellent report,great photographic study of the base.The control tower and the hangers look very interesting...no broken windows!Did you get any close ups or inside shots of them?Had a look at your Flickr pics not sure if a couple were the inside of the control Tower?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboys90 View Post
    Excellent report,great photographic study of the base.The control tower and the hangers look very interesting...no broken windows!Did you get any close ups or inside shots of them?Had a look at your Flickr pics not sure if a couple were the inside of the control Tower?
    No the control tower building has been repainted and looks to be in some sort of in use. The same with the hangers I think unfortunately so no I didn't get many pictures of them.

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    Nice set of photos from here, good work
    Enjoyed a mooch round here a couple of years back
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    Very impressive set of photographs. Surprised that the control tower is complete and not gone derelict.
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    Wow what a lovely comprehensive report of the place. Hats off to ya, thanks for sharing :)
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