RAF base tywyn

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krisan

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Hiya all, my first "real" explore!!!

i can find no history on this place whatsoever it's really frustrating. it's all locked up tight so no internals i'm afraid. bumped into the onsite security man. luckily he was quite nice (even if a little weird!!) he told me that a b-52 bomber crash landed just behind the main buildings destroying half of the train line that runs behind it. and that is pretty much it.

the guy that now owns it is currently trying to get planning approved for offices and a paint balling venue, as it's listed, he can't knock anything down so is going to renovate them. the water towers are being pulled down because they pose an infection risk due to birds using them as toilets!! anyway on with the few pics i got!!

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krisan

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thanks guys! i was gutted i couldn't get into the buildings. maybe next time! the security guy did say i could go and ask him questions if i want to know anything else! might go take him up on that!!
 

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Hi Krisan
RAF Tywyn opened in 1940 to provide aerial targets for the near by Anti- Aircraft training camp at Tonfanau, the main aircraft used was a Queen Bee a UAV from U flight no1 AACHU, also C flight flying Hawker Henleys on target towing drouges, the aircraft that crashed was a B 17 that overshot the runway not a B 52, the B17 losts it way from a attack in north Africa and was from 569th BS 390th BG Framlinington Suffolk
well done on the photos on the camp very nice :)
regards jindivik
 

krisan

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wow jindivik! thank you for the info!! :) where'd you find it!! i spent hours trawling the net and couldn't find a thing. obviously the security guard was a little misinformed!!
 

frounderthestone

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I was there in 1971 when this place was the Army Outward Bound School (Towyn). It was pretty bleak and course was quite tough: morning swims at 0600 in the sea in November/December, rock climbing, kayaking, pot holing, long navigation exercises across the hills/mountains and a daily run over the assault course with a tractor tyre. Food was great though.
 

Foxylady

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Interesting place and some nice photos just a pity they are spoiled by the Photobucket watermark
It's a shame they put that across, but it's because the photos were uploaded before the new payment rules were introduced. Also, if they are above the amount of photos now allowed you get an out-of-focus blurring. I took out a monthly payment subscription just over a month ago, which stopped the blurring, but it hasn't taken out the watermark, which is annoying, lol.
 

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I was up there in the 80's, doing Outward Bounds training when in the Army. There was also a place just out of town that was an Army base in the 50's as my Uncle was based there, not sure if it was classed as the Same Tywyn base. I think it was used to house illegal immigrants as well more recently.
 

junkyjonno

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well done on a first explore Krisan,

I was here mid 70's (as a young lad), family & friends camping just north at Cae Du. Seem to recall a group of us kids heading off to explore for the day (as you could/did in those days) and finding this. Think I recall exploring rifle butts and a squash/handball court and the pillboxes - but it was a LONG time ago now!
Was also told that the ultimately successful expedition to Everest in '52/53 mustered/sorted etc their equipment here but have no idea if true.
 

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lots more info and links here, site wouldn't accept a link but search
aberdoveylondoner.com raf-tywyn-or-morfa-tywyn-later-known-as-the-morfa-camp/
 

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