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    Default RAF Syerston, Notts, October 2017


    Whilst up in Nottingham, me and a few friends decided to check out the old Officers Mess at Syerston. Initial plan was to do RAF Honiley, but we want to do that in winter. So here's Syerston instead.

    Mess closed in 1970, and was used as an Islamic School until 2007. It's since been set on fire, and decayed pretty rapidly considering it's only been 10 years. Was planned to be demolished in 2013, however that was dropped and proceedings were put in place to ensure that it was blocked off to stop people getting in. That has obviously not happened yet. Can imagine it's a bit of an eye sore for the local community as it's hanging, and pretty hard not to see.

    Overall it's a very bland explore. Not a lot to see other than a very poor condition building. On par with Upwood with regards too it's condition.

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    Smashed TV looking like it'd been dumped here very recently...

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    Initial impressions give you an idea of the condition inside...

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    Downstairs was much of the same, looking back at Upwood i'm assuming this was some sort of kitchen area?

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    And the decay continues..

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    From here we went to Newton. Got a fair few photo's of the School (think it's a School) and the Pump room, but not many others, only reason i went was to see if i could find the buildings where they filmed this is England but they've gone i think! Would do a report but i don't really think it's worthwhile, anyhow, thanks for reading!

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    Nice photographs but the base has a history to it. It was a bomber base during the war with Lancaster, Wellington and Handley Page aircraft taking off from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nice photographs but the base has a history to it. It was a bomber base during the war with Lancaster, Wellington and Handley Page aircraft taking off from there.
    I struggled to find history on it actually! Have seen history on other peoples reports but didn't want to steel it from theirs hahaha!

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    Deffo past it's best. RAF Newton is a far better proposition....

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    Well screwed, but I'd have a nose if it was nearby, Thanks
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    Yeah thats well captured considering the condition, thanks for sharing!

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    A minutes quiet reflection would not go amiss when visiting this station, to remember the 4 crew and 3 spectators who were killed when Vulcan VX770 (one of the prototypes)literally fell out of the sky during a flying display on 20th September 1958. At that time pilots were still learning and coming to terms with the flight characteristics of big delta wings - sadly the plane did not have enough inertial speed to carry it through the intended manoeuvres and the engines did not spool up quickly enough (a common fault of early jet engines) to provide emergency lift, thus VX770 wings stalled and the aircraft just became a great mass of metal plummeting to the ground!

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    the bits where they filmed This is England are long gone from Newton
    but its still a nice wander

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    Wow that's shagged.

    I popped back to Honiley at the beginning of the year but found they had boarded absolutely every window and door up and put a new fence around it, but might have changed a number of months down the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16vDeak View Post
    I struggled to find history on it actually! Have seen history on other peoples reports but didn't want to steel it from theirs hahaha!
    All I did was to type into Google RAF Syerston and I went down the list. Priority7 has a lot more history on his post https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/mai...ly-2011-a.html. A pity we can't see the photos. Guy Gibson VC used to walk around the mess halls when he was there.
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