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Report - RAF Folkingham - 2011 aka industrial graveyard.....

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Oldskool, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Oldskool

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    RAF F is a former World War II Royal Air Force flying station in England.
    Opened in 1940, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force. During the war it was used primarily as a troop carrier airfield for airborne units and as a subsidiary training depot of the newly formed Royal Air Force Regiment. After the war it was placed on care and maintenance during 1947 when the RAF Regiment relocated to RAF Catterick.
    During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the RAF Bomber Command used F as a PGM-17 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) base.

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    Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields, with the main north-south runway acting as hardstanding for hundreds of scrapped vehicles.Mainly jcb and tractors and heavy industrials including fire engines and oil tankers .......visited with Dubchester and with Dr. Howser at night

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    We decided to stay for a night shoot but it was a long time of sunset so back into the car for the hour and a half drive to RAF S. report to follow

    on with the night shots....

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    Thanks for looking Oldskool...........​
     

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