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Report - RAF Upwood, July 2011

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by inceptionwave, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. inceptionwave

    inceptionwave 28DL Member
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    History of RAF Upwood

    In 1917 the Royal Flying corps brought 160 acres worth of land. At the beginning there were no permanent buildings on the land, this had changed by 1918 a number of hangers and huts. It was during this time that the field was renamed to Upwood from it's original.

    However, after the first world war the land was no longer in use by the Royal Flying Corps and therefore the land was returned back to the neighboring community.

    This changed in 1934 when the RAF had expanded and the military were looking for more locations to house their needs. RAF Upwood was then decided to be reactivated and expanded.

    RAF Upwood then was sold to United States Airforce in 1981, it was then officially closed in 1994.

    Arial photo of the base while it was still open:


    I love this place and would love to spend all day here as it is so big, here are the photos that I took while there:

    1, The entrance that greets you:


    2, Upside down desk in the entrance building:


    3, Ceiling in the entrance building:


    4, Corridor of entrance building:


    5, Fuse box:


    6, Another fuse box:


    7, Administration Building:


    8, Fire damage in the administration building:


    9, Smoke damaged corridor:


    10, Smoke damaged with nature coming through bathroom:


    11, Cupboard:


    12, Stairs:


    13, Snappy Snap:


    14, Roots up the wall:


    15, Light Switch:


    I have some more photo's but will post them up soon.
    #1 inceptionwave, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

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