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Report - RAF Wartling R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station 12/7/07

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by jackal, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. jackal

    jackal 28DL Full Member
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    This has been a long time coming.

    Monk has been going on about this place for ages. About how a few years ago you could just walk straight in, or occasionally the farmer leaves the door open when he pumps the water out.
    We've been up there plenty of times over the last few years, on the off chance that it might be open, but no such luck.

    In 2004, Subbrit had permission to access the R3 and pump the water out.
    Their pretty impressive report and the history of RAF Wartling can be found HERE
    even if they do state that the steel door had been welded shut after their visit.:rolleyes:
    You should of seen the grin on Monks face when that door opened. Bless his little cotton socks.:p

    There is generators, pumps and lighting rigs down there, so there is definitely some activity going on down there.

    Not the best pics in the world.

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    The mounting for the plotting table that would have had radar images projected on to it from below by the Kelvin Hughes projector. Apparently, The R3 at Wartling is the only GCI station to retain any evidence of one of these projector systems.:cool:
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  2. jackal

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    Re: RAF Wartling R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station - REPORT - 12/7/07

    A few more photos from our last visit...

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    Re: RAF Wartling R3 GCI ROTOR Radar Station - REPORT - 12/7/07

    Thanks for taking us back up there mate:thumb
    I was determined to get a decent shot of that main room.
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    Chuffed with this one as well, cheers for the red light:D
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