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Report - R.A.F Driffield, August 2014

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Thor873, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Thor873

    Thor873 28DL Full Member
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    ive taken many visits to R.A.F Driffield in the past year and here are my photos for my trip in late August last year.

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    Breif History II

    really enjoyed going around the old base, sadly some of the parts of it i couldnt access as it is now a CTC ( cadet training center ). hope you enjoy the photos

    the old married officers quarters

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    Painting of the EEL

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    BIGGG map

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    The old 873 Squadron (ATC)

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    When Coke used to be cheap. 33P!

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    In one of the old garages in the west of the site

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    The old Sergeants Mess

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    one of the old T accomodation blocks

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    the NAAFI and bar

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    the front of the bar and NAAFI (Drift Inn)

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    The White Rose Club ( a few blocks east of the NAAFI )

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    The Boiler House

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    Big Rusty Boilers

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    inside the old cadets (ATC and ACF) building and finally another photo of the painting of the English Electric Lightning

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    Hope you enjoyed. ill be visiting here again soon for more photos and some ROC (Royal Observer Corps) posts aswell.- Thor 873 :)
     
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  2. Bugsuperstar

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    Good report! I've been here so many times as its local, I remember when that big map was on the wall.
     
  3. Thor873

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    I really enjoy it there as ironically its where i goto cadets and ive been wanting to see behind the fence for ages but i got the chance to go last year
     
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    Lovely to see this again, visited many times myself, and fancies another look. Great photos.
     
  5. Thor873

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    its grat that its still there for now, to be honest i dont think its going anywhere as it will cost strawsons too much to demolish the rest of it. i thought i would finally post it as nobody was posting anything about it and i got tired at looking at everyone elses reports one too many times ;) loved your report.
     
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    Not a bad little explore this - I remember visiting while the London riots were in full swing in summer 2011. Looks exactly the same!
     
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    Nice to see no one has de-faced the painting of the English Electric Lightning ...makes a change ..normally paint anything that stands still long enough ..bet I've bloody cursed it now ..thanks again ..
     
  8. Thor873

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    its nice to have you all replying to the post so quickly i didnt think anyone would see it really. amd yes the place hasnt changed much since around 2011 when the officers mess was destroyed. if anyone is going for a visit i can provide a map if they wish
     
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    Very nice this fella, I was under the impression it had all been demolished too!

    Might have a wander over, would love a pic of the Lightening on film!
     
  10. Ordnance

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    Part of the Tech Area and all of the airfield is used by DST Leconfield and has its on entrance & driveway. Likewise the CTC has its own compound and is also home to a ATC Sqn. Rest has been sold off and development pending.
     
  11. Thor873

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    gladly they shouldnt be doing any development for a while as they havent got any planning permission and it will cost too much to remove trees and debri and demolition aswell. i got to origionaly go up with the company that own it as im in the progress of making a doccumentary about this place
     
  12. Miss Mayhem

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    Good stuff :thumb
     
  13. The badger

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    Great post
     
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    The White Rose (Families Club). Many a Sunday afternoon spent there whille in Airman's MQs when stationed at RAF Staxton Wold 1980 - 1982.
     
  15. tazong

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    Great post - loved the photos
     
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