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Report - RAF Croft (Nr Warrington) April 2012

baronvon

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28DL Full Member
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visited last week

access is no longer possible from Lady Lane........... lets just say if you "fish" around from the other side you will find a way in (via the brambles and brooks and barbed wire lol)

history (as with the site) has been covered many times on here

RAF Croft started as additional living accommodation for H.M.S. Gosling located at Risley. H.M.S. Gosling was commissioned on 8 October 1942 and was paid off in 1946. That station was dedicated to the Fleet Air Arm and was a training base. H.M.S. Aeriel was also paid off and on 1 February 1956 was opened up as RAF Croft to process people in and out of the U.K. Although it was called RAF Croft it should not be confused with another RAF Croft which was up north and used by the RCAF during the war.

RAF Croft became tenanted by the USAF in 1955 to provide a processing point for personnel and dependants when Burtonwood was assigned the additional function of a MATS terminal for passenger flights between the US and UK. The terminal was located at Prestwick in Scotland.

The base mission was to include billeting, feeding transients and coordinating movements with U.S. units in England and Scotland. According to the 1958 Burtonwood yearbook the yearly average was around the 60,000 mark.

on with the pics

hhmmmm new way in required

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huge climb......... looked unsafe

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bog :)
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happy with this shot
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love for the sofa
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appreciate your views.......... colour or B & W
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cheers

THE BARON
 

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