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Report - RAF Yatesbury: West Camp, Wiltshire. May 2011

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by 21361, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. 21361

    21361 28DL Full Member
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    This is my first report of my very first explore back in 2011 - I hope it's ok to post backdated reports?
    As far as I know, my information is correct but please let me know if not. I also wasn't sure how many photos to include?

    The oldest airbase in Europe. Opened in 1916, operational for both World Wars. Reopened in 1936 as a Radar and Wireless Training School. Finally closed in 1965. Scheduled for redevelopment which ceased in 2007 and has yet to be resumed.

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    WW2 Pillbox

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    Engine Lifting Gantry in Main Generator House

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    Four Bay MT Shed. Now home to a door collection

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    WW2 Aircrew Ready Room

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    Hard to make out now but it's the green cross on the gable end of Sick Bay/Medical Centre

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    Gymnasium/squash court

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    Squash court. At this point cane furniture still remained on the spectator balcony (behind camera). Now all the furniture has been trashed and thrown over onto the court

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    End view of main accommodation block

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    Leading to first floor of accommodation block. The gap at the top isn't a landing, it's a great big hole in the flight of stairs

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    First floor pretty inaccessible due to collapsed ceilings/floors

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    View from boiler room steps - until shortly before this pic was taken the WW2 boiler was still in situ

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    The only part I saw that still had a suspended wood floor (foreground). Rest of the floors are gone. Guessing the planks cover a hole?

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    Just like in every house, someone always fails to replace the loo roll..

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    Front aspect/entrance of accommodation block

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    Fire damage

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    Officers' Mess (Grade II listed)

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    Front bay of Flying Control/ Watch Office

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    WW1 General Service Hangar (Grade II listed). Has been reroofed

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    Remains of Maintenance/Repair Hangar. On previous visits, the main structure was largely intact but I didn't have a camera with me. Was Grade II listed
     
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  2. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    The site of my first ever explore too. A bit of research tells me that the planning applications for housing have recently been resubmitted, this time with less proposed units.
     
  3. Fisher

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    I went here last night, Easy to walk into, quite overgrown on the outside areas but clear and almost clean on the indoors, I think this is used as an Airsoft location now. Didn't stay long but will defo head back for a gander. @Bertie Bollockbrains, if you fancy it one night
     
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