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    Default RAF Wellingore The Defences


    The full set of remaining defences.Starting with the type 22 now being used as a garden shed e03564


    E03564 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03564 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03564 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Moving along the northern peri track the first Dispersal Pen e10628 with two loopholed walls e01106 & e01107.This pen is about the best condition of all five.The Stanton Shelter has two entrances inside the pen and one leading out to the larger of the loopholed walls.


    E10628 (13) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10628 (12) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10628 (9) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10628 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01107 (5) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01107 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01107 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01107 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01106 (7) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01106 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Between this and the next pen is pillbox e03563


    E03563 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03563 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03563 (5) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03563 (9) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03563 (12) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    The next pen is e10627 with loopholed walls e01103 & e01105 The shelter on this one only has two entrances on the pen side with no access out to the defence walls


    E10627 (6) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10627 (5) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01105 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01105 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01103 by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Pen e10626 is next to the last one with loopholed walls e01102 & e01104 The shelter on this one has the two inner entrances and again one giving access to the larger loopholed wall.


    E10626 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10626 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10626 (7) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01104 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01102 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01102 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Then the next type 22 e03562


    E03562 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03562 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03562 (10) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03562 (11) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    On the perimeter corner Pillbox e03561


    E03561 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03561 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03561 (8) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03561 (10) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Following the perimeter south next is the BHQ e01195


    E01195 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (5) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (7) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (11) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (13) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (14) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (16) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E01195 (24) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Closely followed by another Type 22 e03560 This one faces in towards the airfield.


    E03560 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03560 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03560 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03560 (9) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03560 (12) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    At the South East corner pillbox e03559 the only really vandalised one next to a footpath.


    E03559 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03559 (13) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03559 (11) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03559 (10) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03559 (6) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Along the souther perimeter pillbox e03558


    E03558 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03558 (5) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03558 (6) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03558 (8) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E03558 (11) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Back on the western Perimeter aircraft pen e10629 the worst condition of the five remaining pens with just one loopholed wall and a filled exterior entrance to a shelter remaining.


    E10629 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10629 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E11404 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E11404 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    In front of this was another type 22 pillbox the remains of the base are still there. ( 53° 4'42.15"N 0°32'1.73"W Steve )


    DSC09562 by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    And just north of this the last of the dispersal pens e10630 again with two loopholed walls e11405 & e11406.The shelter has three entrances again,two to the inner pens and strangely one leading to the outside but not into either of the defence positions.


    E10630 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10630 (2) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E10630 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E11405 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E11406 (1) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr




    E11406 (3) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr


    E11406 (4) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

    Theres an ROC post at the rear of this pen


    E10630 (15) by Rich Cooper2012, on Flickr

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    Brilliant photos welldone mate.
    I Can See The Pub From Here :)

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    Another fine days hunting and great pics bruv :)

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    Top job Rich :)
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    You had a busy day there Rich,excellent stuff,never seen defended dispersals before,do the loopholed walls face inwards towards the airfield?
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    you hit the mother lode, what unusual mounts as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldscrote View Post
    You had a busy day there Rich,excellent stuff,never seen defended dispersals before,do the loopholed walls face inwards towards the airfield?
    No they all face outwards,only the one pillbox near the BHQ faces inward

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftorium View Post
    you hit the mother lode, what unusual mounts as well
    No idea on the mounts unless its some local design,nice to see so many surviving though
    Last edited by RichCooper; 29th May 13 at 15:24.

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    Thats a nice collection Rich,did you get a look in the ROC post?

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    What a great set of defenses you have shown there.
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