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Report - RAF Upwood July 15

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by DirtyJigsaw, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. DirtyJigsaw

    DirtyJigsaw 28DL Full Member
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    Afternoon all,

    This site has been on the list for ages, and knowing that its been done loads before, and is basically just a shell now, it was still quite an enjoyable explore. Visited with 2 non members and then we met 2 other people exploring there too.

    Bit of history from Wiki.

    Royal Air Force Upwood or more simply RAF Upwood is a former Royal Air Force station adjacent to the village of Upwood, Cambridgeshire, England in the United Kingdom.

    It was a non-flying station which was under the control of the United States Air Force from 1981, and one of three RAF stations in Cambridgeshire used by the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).

    Much of the RAF Upwood is unused, closed by the Ministry of Defence in 1994. Most of the station was vacated and the land and buildings sold off to civil ownership.

    In 2004 Turbine Motor Works purchased a large amount of property on the former base including the four C-type hangars. Their plan is to convert the property into a state-of-the-art jet engine overhaul facility. Together with the Nene Valley Gliding Club and the Air Cadet Squadron, this facility will ensure that the former RAF base will continue its aviation legacy well into the 21st century.

    Part of the facility is now used by Airsoft players.

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    Thanks for looking

    DirtyJigsaw
     
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  2. mrwhite

    mrwhite 28DL Regular User
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    nice one mate
     
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    Some nice shots there, there is something really appealing about old military buildings.
     
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    Nice shots mate, just wondering if there is any access to the site for cars? As i'm looking for cool locations for some automotive photography!:)
     
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    Looks great this place, awesome pics :thumb
     
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    camoe 28DL Regular User
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    Local to me, been here countless times for a rummage and climb on the tanks!
     
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    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Nice pics mate....not been there for a while....might have to pay another visit ;)

    Some decent graff.....thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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  8. A man called Martyn

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    Is picture 18 from Upwood? The hospital operating theatre looks out of place, by virtue of no graffiti
     
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  9. DirtyJigsaw

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    Yes, it is from RAF Upwood. There is a medical building on site, which until I was there, didn't know existed. It is completely trashed inside and I was surprised to see the operating theatre intact. It was so dark in that part tho and there wasn't much else in there to take photos of
     
  10. mockney reject

    mockney reject 28DL Regular User
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    Great report, I must visit this as its close by
     
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