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    Default Rifle butts RAF Walney


    These are on the airfield site but may pre-date the airfield by about 20 yrs













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    AHA. Somebody with access to Walney.

    Got a question here... been looking at GE for the supposed battle HQ. And ot looks as if there are TWO of them within yards of each other. Yes? No? Maybe not even a battle HQ here at all???

    I'm due to lead down to Lancaster at some point, but won't bother with the detour if there's nothing there, or access is awkward. So local knowledge would be cool.
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    There is definitely one extant but either blob could be the BHQ I'd love to know which it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahorse View Post
    AHA. Somebody with access to Walney.

    Got a question here... been looking at GE for the supposed battle HQ. And ot looks as if there are TWO of them within yards of each other. Yes? No? Maybe not even a battle HQ here at all???

    I'm due to lead down to Lancaster at some point, but won't bother with the detour if there's nothing there, or access is awkward. So local knowledge would be cool.
    The battle HQ is still extant, but the airfield is live and owned by Bae systems, so is not open to the public, also the the Battle HQ is right infront of the Control tower and readily visible :(

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    Aww, bum. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by shatters View Post
    the Battle HQ is right infront of the Control tower and readily visible

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    So the placemark is on the wrong blob then?
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    Nice one Shatters! I have seen these identically at RAF West Raynham!:)
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    Please excuse my stupidity.

    The marked blob is correct. The others are stacks of hay bales.

    Check out the far better image in Peoples Map...

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    Thanks Seahorse, and thanks for the heads up on Peoples Map. I didn't know about that one.
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