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Ibsley village a small mostly thatched village with an ancient church nestling in the valley of the River Avon. With the New Forest rising on its eastern side. The A338 passes through it and in 1939 a quite backwater. Then a man from the Air Ministry turned up and change the village for ever. Fields to the S/E were cordoned off between the A338 and the old N/S back road. A perimeter track with three runways were laid out and 18 fighter pens allowing 46 fighters to stand in relative safety. 46 fighters equals three squadrons making Wing of fighter. Several Blister and two Bellman hangars were built and ten dispersed accommodation sites were laid out to the north for the airmen & women. A double cupola Battle Head Quarters, two Control Towers (one small and one large) just to make it interesting.

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There are two Communal sites and six Quarters sites.

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Officers Mess in Nissen hutting.

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Christmas in the Sergeants Mess.

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inside the men's Institute.

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All the dispersed sites north of the airfield.

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Nissen dispersed quarters.

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Nissen dispersed quarters.

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Airmen's showers.

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Communal site No.2

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193 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.
194 Institute        (type 94-659) 17026/40.
211 Decontamination Centre (type KM) 13845/40.
216 Officers Showers TB. 6490/42.
218 Officers Mess N. (type100) 9029/41.
219 Officers Mess TB. 17024/40.
BS -- Blast Shelters.
AS -- Air-raid shelters.
TB -- Temporary Brick.
N   -- Nissen

216 plan site number. Officers Showers hut type. TB. Type of construction. 6490/42 building construction number.

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218 Officers Mess N. (type100) 9029/41 made of Nissen hutting.

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Combined bath and showers, decontamination Centre12861/41 is very like the 13845/40 would have looked with a tall water tower on its roof.

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Dining room.

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Terry's

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Communal site No.2

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Terry's detailed plan of the Communal site No.2.

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Coat rack and hat shelf at RAF Long Marston.

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Light switches.

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Communal site No.2

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221 Works Service Building. (Contractors Hut).

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Civilian contractors.

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Communal site No.2

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219 Officers Mess TB. 17024/40.

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Officers Mess.

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Officers Mess Temporary Brick inside.

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How it may have looked.

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Communal site No.2

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Blast shelter for 32, 2360/41.

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Blast shelter for 32, type 2360/41.

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Communal site No.2

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218 Officers Mess N. (type100) 9029/41 made of Nissen hutting.

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A 218 Officers Mess N. (type100) 9029/41.

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Officers Mess made of a 24ft Nissen hut.

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Communal site No.2

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218 Officers Mess N. (type100) 9029/41 made of Nissen hutting.

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24ft Nissen hutting used as an Officers Mess.

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Communal site No.2

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216 Officers Showers TB. 6490/42.

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16329/41 type but the one above would look very much the same.

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Water tower on an ablutions block.

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Communal site No.2

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195 Grocery & Local Produce Store TB. 17028/40.

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How the Grocery and Local Produce store would have looked.

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Communal site No.2

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Air-Raid Shelter, Stanton type.

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Inside a Stanton shelter.

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Stanton shelter concrete halves.

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Brick Air-Raid shelter not on the plan but may have been built for the civilians living here.

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Plan.

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Communal site No.3

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The second Communal site No.3 with: -
235 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.
236 Combined Institute & Sergeant Recreation, Recreation & N.A.A.F.I. Quarters N. 12634/41.
237 Combined Dining Room & Sergeants Mess N. 12658/41.
238 Fuel Compound 63'x54'.
239 Airmen's Showers, Ablutions & Decontamination TB. 6495/42.
240 Dining Room N. 12772/41.
241 - 249 Airwomen's Barracks N. 14420/41
250 Airwomen's Latrine Block TB. 6498/42.
251 Ablutions Latrine & Drying Room TB. 13047/41.
252 Showers, Bath & Decontamination Etc. TB. 13047/41.
253 Emergency Water Supply B.
254 Sergeants Quarters W.A.A.F. N. 14420/41.
255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.
256 Officers Mess & Quarters N. 12947/41
257 - 258 Barrack Huts N.

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Communal site No.3

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235 Picket Post TB. Guard room for the Communal site entrance.
Under the green shed was the 236 Combined Institute & Sergeant Recreation, Recreation & N.A.A.F.I. Quarters N. 12634/41.

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Plan.


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Nissen Institute kitchens.

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N.A.A.F.I.

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Communal site No.3

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235 Picket Post TB. Guard room for the Communal site where coming and going you would have to sign in and out.

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Plan.

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Communal site No.3

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250 Airwoman´s Latrine Block TB. 6496/41.
238 Fuel Compound 63'x54' low brick wall with wire mesh fence.

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Latrine Block inside.

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Latrine block.

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Communal site No.3

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250 Airwoman´s Latrine Block TB. 6496/41.
238 Fuel Compound 63'x54' low brick wall with wire mesh fence.

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RAF Ringstead´s fuel compound.

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9108/41 fuel compound and a water tower behind (un known site).

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Plan of the fuel compound.

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Communal site No.3

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251 Ablutions Latrine & Drying Room TB 13047/41 with the flag poles.
252 Shower Bath & Decontamination. ETC. With its high water tower.

Decontamination was Gas decontamination, aeroplanes, post boxes to name a few and many other items had a diamond of yellow paint that changed colour when gas touched it. Most gases could be washed off in a bleach substance and scrubbed. All cloths would be removed and the naked body showered and scrubbed and clean cloths put on.

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Plan

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RAF Gas exercise.

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Sinks made of concrete.

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Decontamination exercise.

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Communal site No.3

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251 Ablutions Latrine & Drying Room TB 13047/41.

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Plan.

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Temporary Brick drying room, heated water is pumped around the room and any cloths that need drying can be hung from the pipes.

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Sinks made of concrete.

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Communal site No.3

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Revival display.

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One of the Hurricane displays.

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Communal site No.3

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Two of the displays at the Revival.
The first cross is for a German soldier who died in May 1943..

The second is for 2nd Lt D.J. Klink RNetherlandsAAF.
Klink, Dirk Jacobus 13 Juni 1912, (date of birth) Den Haag (Birth place), Vlieger (Pilot) 320Sqn., 118Sqn.
118 Sqn December 1942 -to- January 1943 were at Ibsley with Supermarine Spitfire VB's.

2e Luitenant Vlieger KLINK, DIRK JACOBUS Died 13/06/1942 ML.KL. ged. R.A.F. Royal Netherlands Navy Air Service.
Buried at the Dutch War cemetery at MILL HILL CEMETERY, Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom, Number of casualties: 331.
Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot 2 Row K Grave 8.(CWGC website).

Flying a Spitfire called 'Perfect' presented by HJ Heinz (Baked Beans) crashed whilst on a training flight into Alderholt Park, Fordingbridge.


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ME109..

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German airmen re arming an ME109.

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118 Sqn RAF had many RNAAF pilots in their ranks.

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Imperial War Graves Commission now CWGC.

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Cutting a head stone.

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CWGC

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Communal site No.3

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Hurricane display.

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Communal site No.3

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Hurricane display.

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252 Shower Bath & Decontamination. ETC. With its high water tower.

A very good way to see what a TB Temporary Brick Hut is like, a single skinned brick walls with brick piers along the sides and two at the end. Iron widow frames, Asbestos roof sheets and wooden doors.

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Plan.

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A water tank in the roof of a water tower.

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Water tank.

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The reason why they were built. WW1 blinded soldiers from gas attack.

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252 Shower Bath & Decontamination. ETC., built into the barn.

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Communal site No.3

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255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.

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Plan.

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Communal site No.3

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255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.

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Communal site No.3

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255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.

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Communal site No.3

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255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.

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Communal site No.3

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255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.

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Communal site No.3

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255 Laundry Block TB. 12851/41.

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RAF Ibsley, Hampshire Dispersed sites
Dispersed Site No.4 Quarters

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Site No.4 is mainly an Officer quarters site and two huts for Sergeants.
This whole site has been built over now.

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Dispersed Site No.4 Quarters

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The garage is I think the main gate of Site No.4, possibly the site of 265 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.

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RAF Ibsley, Hampshire Dispersed sites
Dispersed Site No.5 Quarters

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There may be more buildings and certainly air-raid/blast-shelters. I have not been able to get inside to have a look.
Site No.5 was quarters for Officers, Sergeants and Airmen. A full range of Nissen huts for quarters and Temporary brick huts for ablutions & latrines.

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Quarters Site No.6

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340 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.
Huts TB. 17021/40, 7030/40 & 17031/42 Barrack huts with attendant ablutions & latrines in TB/N & M. Several air-raid shelters & blast-shelters.

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N - Nissen hut.

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TB Temporary Brick.

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Nissen huts.

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Quarters Site No.6

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Stanton air-raid shelter still there.

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Quarters Site No.6

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Closer look at the shelter.

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Quarters Site No.6

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I took this photo several years ago of the only surviving Stanton Shelter on site No.6.

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Shelter inside.

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Quarters Site No.7

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Airmen´s and Officers barracks also Officers Servants quarters. Times have changed.

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Quarters Site No.7

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This is the roadway up to Site No.7, better to walk than drive as there is nowhere to turn around.

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Entrance to Site No.7.

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371 Picket Post TB. 17021/40

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Plan of a Picket Post.

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Picket Post.

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Stanton Air-Raid shelter.

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Stanton shelter inside.

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The Stanton shelter escape hatch. A steel ladder would have fitted to the pieces sticking out of the wall and if the entrance was blocked, you lifted a steel flap door over the top of the escape and climbed out. All well and good in theory.

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The Stanton shelter entrance made of bricks.

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Stanton shelter.

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Dispersed Site No.8 Quarters

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410 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.
411- 424 Airwoman´s Barracks N. 14420/41.
425 Sergeants Quarters N. 14420/41.
426 Ablutions Block TB. 13047/41.
427 Latrines & Drying Room TB. 1304/41.

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427 Latrines & Drying Room TB. 1304/41.
There I think is also the 410 Picket Post 17021/40 but I could not get a good picture..

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Plan.

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How it may have looked.

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Dispersed Site No.9 Quarters

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Sergeants and Airmen's quarters.
All hutting in Nissen and Picket Post and Latrines in Temporary brick.

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433 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.

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433 Picket Post TB. 17021/40.

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Standard Latrine building no number.

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Latrine 16330/41.

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Latrines 9026/41.

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Dispersed Site No.9 Quarters

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442 Airmen's Latrine Block TB.

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There are still two single toilets like this on site. The toilets always seem to remain, farmers that had their land returned would obviously want to keep the toilets to use them.

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This is the second toilet.

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Elsan thunder box.

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Dispersed Site No.9 Quarters

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450 Fuel Compound. Where the coal & coke was stored for Site No.9.

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Fuel Compound 9108/41.

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Coal.

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Iron stove.

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471 Beacon Cottage Officers quarters.

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468 Moyles Court Station HQ and offices.

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480 Eastwood House.
Was used as an Officers Mess 1941/42 and the first control tower with a caravan sat out the front as control.

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Flying Control Caravan.

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474 Mockbegger Slade was re-named Crossley Towers after the first Commanding Officer, Sqn. Ldr. Michael Crossley of 32Sqn. It was requestioned as an Officers Mess and later became W.A.A.F. Quarts.


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Sqn Ldr. Crossley..

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