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Report - RAF Daws Hill, November 2014



Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
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Visited with TBM, PCWOX and SouthSideAssasian



During WW2, in 1942, U.S. Air Forces first became stationed on the site and took over the Wycombe Abbey School for the War Efforts. The school was returned in 1945 at the end of the war, and 1952 saw the U.S. returning to the area and this time taking Daws Hill House and the site became busier as the Cold War developed.

By 1969 approximately 800 people lived and worked on site, but this was scaled down by the 1970s and then in 1992; it hit as low as 350 at the demise of the Cold War.

by 2002 the MOD (British Forces) began talks of closing USAF/RAF Daws Hill. The U.S. Navy wasn't keen on these plans and wished to remain on site.

By 2007 the site was abandoned and put on the market. It sold to a UK Property Developer in 2011 and has fallen into ruin. The small American style town is slowly being torn down in favour of affordable housing.


There must have really been a community spirit here amongst the Americans living on site, and much like Upper Heyford; the site was built to suit the tastes said Americans were accustomed too.

There is of course the nuclear bunker on site, but that is being used still.

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The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
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Looks an interesting place, which hasn't been trashed yet. Cheers for posting :thumb
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
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Nice report landie,what do you mean the bunkers still being used?i know there obviously saving it but in use?