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    I have visited here before quite a few yrs back.but as me,janovitch and man gone wrong was in the area,we decided to have a look.the site is spread over three main bits too see.the technical site,the battle HQ and the domestic site.i like this place with its overgrown Nissen huts..Thorpe abbotts was built by Laing and sons in 1943 and was designated airfield 139 to the US eighth airforce,it was used by the 100th bombardment group.who late became known as the bloody hundredth due to heavy losses.they operated the B-17 fortresses from here going deep into nazi Germany's later in the war.when the war ended control of the airfield as per usual was handed back to RAF control.the airfield was pretty inactive till 1956,and was finally closed.its been mainly returned back to farmland.the tower has been restored,and is actually a very nice museum to visit.

    First up is the technical site.there are several buildings left.one with big tanks behind.and a very dilapited but very long inter connecting Nissen hut.















































    The battle HQ here is quite unique in the fact that it's above ground.set basically inside a mound,these wound stand to the side of a control tower a fair distance away,and could be used in an emergency.most BHQ's are situated below ground level.













    A little way up the road is a wooded area with quite a lot of remains of old Nissen huts scattered about n there.i imagine this was the domestic site were the crews use to sleep.

































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    Looks like nature is trying to take over. Nicely done.
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    Another military site thoroughly covered, nice one mikey!
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    Blimey, that's v green in summer!
    Ace shots, thanks for sharing.
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    Enjoyed that Mikey, lovely pics, Thanks
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    Thank you all.still love my raf stuff
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    Thats a cracking set. Looks an interesting place with quite a bit left there, the tanks are unusual too!

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    Nature is really taking this place back. Love these kind of sites. You got some great pics there mate. And that is very rare with the Battle HQ being above ground level. Good work!

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