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Report - RAF Bawdsey ROTOR from the sky - March 2016

HTB

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
History - This has been covered a few time before but just in case here's the SubBrit: http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/b/bawdsey/

Explore - So I went to Bawdsey with all intentions of going down into the ROTOR but it turns out its been recently sealed. Not what I was looking for. After finding out I was unable to get into the bunker I had no issues in drawing some attention. So..... I sent up the drone.

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As with all ROTOR's the standard entrance bungalow

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Next to the entrance bungalow you can see the sheltered MT bays and dog cages to the bottom right

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From the air I have to say that the Bloodhound Missile Pads look rather good all symmetrical. Also noted at the bottom is the ventilation shaft and the emergency exit from the ROTOR.

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With the later instillation of the Bloodhound came its own Type 87 or 86 Radar installed on the below plinths

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Well thanks for looking also this is my first post so any tips / criticism would be appreciated.

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Techwreckie

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28DL Full Member
#5
Cool, nice to get a different perspective on the place!

Is it really sealed?? Was wide open a couple months ago
 

pauln

too old to be reckless
28DL Full Member
#7
Nice job. Good to see it from a different angle
 

Dieselkid 63

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#8
As others have said, nice stuff. At first I thought this would be boring as ROTOR's are underground, but those bloodhound pads were cool, as are the dog cages which I haven't seen before. Nicely done (Y)
 

ledgehammer

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28DL Full Member
#12
I wish it depended on which entrance I used. They have just installed a lovely sheet metal plate over the previous entrants routes. :(
yeh, we failed too when we went - a tour asked us to move on lol, although was one part we never checked - people are getting in somehow, you hear rumours etc, trouble is its ridiculously far for us
 

"Bert" Weedon

Alan "Bert" Weedon, ex Bawdsey, ex Orfordness
28DL Full Member
#13
The rotor bunker R3 was a military site, there are only 2 entrances, a front door under the bungalow guardhouse (Sealed with concrete), and
the emergency exit, as mentioned and photographed above. This now seems to be sealed with a steel plate.

As I mentioned on another thread, the air conditioning is leaking poisonous chlorine type gas. If you intend breaking in please take good torches, a gas detector that can detect chlorine gas, and enough gas masks, or you might not get out.

Neatishead has a similar R3 bunker, 3 firemen died in a fire there in 1966, they got lost in the R3 and their air supplies ran out,
https://www.davidbakerphotography.com/projects/military/the-history-of-raf-neatishead-uk