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Report - Collyweston bomb store / RAF Wittering, Northants, Sep13

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by The Wombat, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. The Wombat

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    I have a certain fondness for this site, as during research a few years ago, this is where I first found 28DL.
    First of 4 sites visited, other bits to follow later.

    Had a bit of a fail here a few years ago with Frizman. We hadn’t pulled up at the gates long, when a landrover pulled up, and he asked us what we were doing there. Frizman explained that we had stopped for a loo break. ‘Oh, that’s ok then’, he replied. ‘I thought you were here to organise an illegal rave!!

    Bit different on this visit, and glad we got to see the site. It was obviously very secure in its day… high fences, razor wire, double gates etc. And obviously secretive; it doesn’t show any of the buildings on OS maps. (However, you can see them in satellite images.) Im surprised this site is still derelict, as it must be a headache for the landowners - There have been raves organised on this site.

    It housed the BL755 Cluster Bomb which was carried by offensive support and attack aircraft. Weighing 600lb, each bomb carries 147 small bomblets which scatter over an area on release. A dual-role weapon, it entered RAF service in 1972. It is designed to provide a high `kill' probability against a range of hard and soft targets. Also the 1000lb High Explosive Bomb.

    Explored with King Mongoose on a fine sunny day.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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