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    RAF North Luffenham was completed in 1940 as a training airfield but was soon handed over to the war effort as a heavy bomber airfield.
    Later this was taken over by the Canadian airforce & was the first one in Europe to be done so.
    The base was used extensively for training which it still is to this day (you DONT go in when the red flags are up).
    At the far end of the site are missile launch pads the same as Harrington & polebrook but unfortunately I haven't got any pics of them.

    Its weird I used to ride past here as a kid loads & actually remember armed guards on every corner. The live base is still there but I didn't realise until a mate gave me the heads up that round the back u can pretty much drive all over the old airfield.
    This really is an easy explore for anyone just getting into things as there were people teaching kids to ride bikes, dog walkers & people flying rc planes!

    Of course this all means that its not as good as it used to be, the last report I can see is way back in 11 when there were jets, bombs & guns present unfortunately these have gone but there is still a few bits left.

    Anyway this is what I found.

    IMG_7093 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


    IMG_7065 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


    IMG_7068 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


    IMG_7073 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


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    IMG_7185 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr

    Thanks For Looking.
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Nice!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Good work mate. Not seen a report from this place for a while. Will have to get it back on my list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Good work mate. Not seen a report from this place for a while. Will have to get it back on my list!
    Its worth a mooch if u r in the area, prob a lot more to see but I had my (nearly teenager) lad with me & hes allergic to walking!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    You made a sound job a'that Glynn, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    You made a sound job a'that Glynn, I enjoyed it, Thanks
    Thanks Smiler!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    That looks a bit more bare from earlier photos I have seen of it.still come away with some good shots
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    A nice collection of photos. You seem to be getting good at this.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Are all the tanks gone now?

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    Nice post sir
    I was here a few weeks ago and it is an interesting little place this
    one word of caution though....I believe it's best on a Sunday as I have know folk get chucked off by raf secca on a Saturday very recently.

    Top work
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