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Report - RAF Folkingham - Vehicle Graveyard (Sept '17)



Zen1991

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History
The base opened in 1940, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a troop carrier airfield for airborne units and as a subsidiary training depot of the newly formed Royal Air Force Regiment. After the war it was placed on care and maintenance during 1947 when the RAF Regiment relocated to RAF Catterick. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the RAF Bomber Command used Folkingham as a PGM-17 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) base. The Base finally closed in August 1963.

Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields, with the main north-south runway acting as hardstanding for hundreds of scrapped vehicles.

The Explore
Finding this place was easy enough and we were lucky enough to go on a kind of warm day for September. We spent about an hour or so walking round looking at all the different vehicles. Just as we were leaving we bumped into the woman I think owned the land walking her 3 dogs, she didn't seem too happy about people walking around taking photos, but we'd finished taking pictures and were leaving anyway.

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Taliesin Bourne

Specsy
28DL Full Member
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wow i saw a hell on earth video on this as well ever since wanted to visit. i believe there was live shooting happening when they were there if it is the same place,


just in case you disapprove of their methods and the like theyre quite funny
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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:thumb Nice. Loving the old tank and other old vehicles. looks like that tractor is about to move a ton of hey. Nice explore that :cool:
 

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