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Report - RAF Sopley (Hampshire), Feb2011


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RAF Sopley was a WW2 airbase, codenamed Starlight, near the village of Sopley in Hampshire. It was opened in December 1940. In 1959 it became an air traffic control radar station, and finally closed on 27 September 1974.

Between 1979 - 1982 the camp was used as a reception and resettlement centre for Vietnamese refugees fleeing from the oppressive regime in their country.

The camp was sold in 1993 to a local partnership under the name Merryfield Park.






There are rumors that somewhere on site there are 100ft deep underground tunnels which are still in operation today, being used by the government to transfer and sort magnetic media to digital media. This project is named 'Iron Mountain', and rumor has it there are still underground tunnels beginning somewhere within Sopley camp, that lead to this underground facility



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