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Report - RAF Maghaberry, Northern Ireland - 05 Mar 08

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by BillAnd, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. BillAnd

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    Im currently doing a little research on the British Military Hospital Waringsfield that was in little town of Moira during WW2. It closed in 1963 and all staff etc were transferred to the newly opened Musgrave Park Hospital Military Wing.

    One of the transcripts I read mentioned how as a small girl, one of the locals remembered lines of ambulances parked up outside RAF Meghaberry waiting for the aircraft to land - brining wounded to NI for transfer onwards to the hospital.

    Did a little scouting around Moira, and the hospital is now a nice new housing estate (building land is at a premium here in NI).

    So, went off to see if the airfield still existed - and behold it was (NI is scattered with old airfields) in part !

    Meghaberry is now imfamous as the site of HM Prison Meghaberry, hence the poor quality of the flash earth picture.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.516644&lon=-6.176204&z=14.5&r=0&src=ggl

    Only two buildings remain, but lots of evidence as to the existance of the airfield - on with the pics

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    the first floor
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    The second building I would guess at being a generator housing
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    remnants of buildings long gone
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    This large enamel drum was in on of the little ditches
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    date stamped
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    The two main runways are almost complete
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    In use in parts
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    Down Autograss circuit, and intreging other buildings in background
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    No tour of NI would be complete without a burnt out bus ! (or a prison in the background)
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    Pity there wasnt more of the buildings left - but a nice little find all the same
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