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Report - RAF Upwood 11/05/08

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by Gridnutter, May 13, 2008.

  1. Gridnutter

    Gridnutter 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with bobblehead.

    This place is huge, and despite spending best part of an afternoon mooching around I reckon we still missed loads. Millions of rounds of airsoft ammo all over the place, really glad they weren't there when we were :D

    RAF Upwood opened in 1917, and was continually in use with the RAF until 1981. From 1981 until it's closure in 1995 it was occupied by the USAF as a satellite station to Alconbury, and was used to provide housing and support services for staff stationed there. In 1986 the US Military spent a large amount of money opening up a medical facility on the site to provide out-patient care to service personnel in the area.

    In 2004 a large part of the airfield including the hangers were purchased by Turbine Motor Works. The runway is still used by the Nene Valley Gliding Club.


    Guard House

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    Station HQ
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    Underground Decontamination Units
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    Tank
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    Parade Ground with water tower in the background
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    Plant inside the water tower
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    Community Center
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    I'll leave it to bobblehead to fill the gaps!!
     
    #1 Gridnutter, May 13, 2008
    Last edited: May 13, 2008

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