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Report - RAF Daws Hill, November 2014

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Landie_Man, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Landie_Man

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    During WW2, in 1942, U.S. Air Forces first became stationed on the site and took over the Wycombe Abbey School for the War Efforts. The school was returned in 1945 at the end of the war, and 1952 saw the U.S. returning to the area and this time taking Daws Hill House and the site became busier as the Cold War developed.

    By 1969 approximately 800 people lived and worked on site, but this was scaled down by the 1970s and then in 1992; it hit as low as 350 at the demise of the Cold War.

    by 2002 the MOD (British Forces) began talks of closing USAF/RAF Daws Hill. The U.S. Navy wasn't keen on these plans and wished to remain on site.

    By 2007 the site was abandoned and put on the market. It sold to a UK Property Developer in 2011 and has fallen into ruin. The small American style town is slowly being torn down in favour of affordable housing.


    There must have really been a community spirit here amongst the Americans living on site, and much like Upper Heyford; the site was built to suit the tastes said Americans were accustomed too.

    There is of course the nuclear bunker on site, but that is being used still.

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Looks an interesting place, which hasn't been trashed yet. Cheers for posting :thumb
     
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    Nice set, I like the look of this place
     
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    Doesn't look to bad mate. Glad you enjoyed it :) need to get along here.
     
  5. Lavino

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    Still untouched
     
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    Nice report landie,what do you mean the bunkers still being used?i know there obviously saving it but in use?
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Looks nice there.....great report and pics :thumb
     
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    Looks a nice mooch this one and no Graff" :eek:

    Nice one :thumb
     
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    Cool place :thumb
     
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