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Report - RAF Upwood, Cambridge, September 2017



16vDeak

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I know it's been done a million times before, but it's too good not to document. I always find it interesting reading reports on one place from various other peoples perspectives, so here is mine...

Some history/info ripped from good old wikipedia...

"With the end of the Cold War in 1991, and the phasedown of RAF Alconbury beginning in 1994, the USAF activities at Upwood were curtailed. RAF Upwood was returned to the British government control in September 1995 and with the number of airmen assigned to the area reduced, the need for housing became less and less. By 2005 the last USAF family moved out of the Upwood housing area and it was returned to the MOD. Much of the RAF Upwood is unused, closed by the Ministry of Defence in 1994. Most of the station was vacated and the land and buildings sold off to civil ownership."

So, after 23 years, you can imagine the beating it's took.

Overall, it's an absolutely awesome place to look around, loads of buildings to see with an amazing amount of graffiti there too. Couldn't of picked a better day for it really, and bar getting chased by a pretty pissed off man in a Landrover it was a great day! (Turns out if you go to close to his units near the back of the site it sets off his security cameras and he gets called to his units)


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This was the first building we entered, from what i think were the remains of the kitchens i assume that this was the mess hall?

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From here we moved onto a building just over the road from it, again not 100% sure what it would have been before...

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These appear to be some sort of oven?

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Was amazing how many people we bumped into, 3 families walking there kids around, countless photographers, awesome place.

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So much to take in here, even after 6 hours we still had a few buildings to go through!
 

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