RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Sites located north of the B4014 Malmesbury to Tetbury road. Turn right into the village. After passing through it turn right for Chedglow. After this junction look for the pillbox on your right and the dispersed accommodation on your left. And its only a small walk to the main airfield site. On reaching the junction with the Roman road the airfield is about half a mile south along the Roman road. Best to park and walk.

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Site 3.

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WAAF site.

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Communal.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site No.4

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Site No.4 is in the trees on the left, I believe there is very little to find.
Sergeants, Officers and Airmens quarters with Ablutions & Drying blocks, Picket Post and Prophylactic room and Latrines. The quarters were Laing huts and all others were TB. There was also a ''Stent'' shelter (I have never heard of this type) and a 15,000gal water tank in case of fire. Also several in 'S' Seco hutting

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Site No.4.

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Picket Post and Prophylactic room.

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Seco quarters..

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Also small latrines like this one..

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Laing 657/41 & 656/41.

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RAF Long Newnton Sick Quarters.

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View from the road.

TB and 43/4inch = Temporary Brick.
S = Seco.
P = Permanent Brick.
N = Nissen.
A = Asbestos (Handcraft Hut).
R = Romney.
L = Laing.
J = Jane.

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RAF Long Newnton Sick Quarters.

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Entrance.

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230 Picket Post TB 657/41.
302 Ambulance garage & Mortuary TB 660/42.
303 Orderlies Quarters TB 2969/42.
304 Orderlies ablutions TB 9026/41.
305 Air-Raid Shelter 'local design'.
301 Sick Quarters Annex S 3938/42.
300 RAF & WAAF sick quarters S 3938/42.
S -Seco. TB Temporary Brick.

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Plan of 300 RAF & WAAF sick quarters S 3938/42.

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RAF Long Newnton Sick Quarters.

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230 Picket Post & Prophylactic Room TB 657/41.

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230 Picket Post & Prophylactic Room TB 657/41.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton Sick Quarters.

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Orderlies Latrines TB 9026/41 in the distance.

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9026/41 Latrines plan.

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This is an 11461/41 Ambulance Garage, the one here must have been quite similar.

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This is an 11461/41 Mortuary room.

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RAF Long Newnton Sick Quarters.

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This TB structure does not fit on the plan so I have no idea what it was. The main hospital here was in Seco.

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Seco hut.

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Plan of the Station Sick Quarters here 11567/42.

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Seco hospital ward.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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Just a short walk to the WAAF site.
This site was completely for the WAAF's with a Picket Post to book them in and out, Fuel Compound for coal/coke, seven barracks for Sergeants & Women, Officers mess and quarters. Two TB huts one for Ablutions and decontamination. The other Ablutions, Latrines, Laundry and Hairdressers shop.

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Plan.

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WAAF's

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Handcraft hut.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
This double hut is for only four WAAF Officers. This is where they would live and rest.

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Handcraft barrack hut.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42. A = Asbestos (Handcraft).

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
The join in the middle of the two huts.

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Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
Toilet & wash room.

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
Another toilet on the end.

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
The electrics still in place.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.

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Quarters.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
Nice green and cream colour scheme.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.
Air vent.

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Womens Australian Air Force advert

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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310 Handcraft hut Officers Mess & Quarters A 3094/42.

RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Basically baths/showers, toilets and hairdressers.

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Plan.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
The door in the wall is for animals when it was used by the farm.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Air vents on the roof.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Not sure what QRT 3 is ??

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Boiler room. Boiler room for hot water and heating. There would have been baths here as well.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
This one is obvious.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Toilets.

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Individual Toilets with high level flushes.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
Inside one of the toilets is a concrete sink base and two (light brown) sinks that would have sat on the top of the frame.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.
The centre of the block. Quite a large building. As the war went on and there seemed to be no real threat of gas, the decontamination side of these building was run down.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.

RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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323 Sergeants & Airwomen's Ablutions, Latrines and (Hairdressing shop) TB 3278/42.

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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325A & B Sergeants & Airwoman's Barrack block [Type 23] S 3497/43. S = Seco.
326A,B,C,D & E five Airwoman's Barrack huts [Type 23] S 3497/43.
Seco were a prefabricated building used a lot on later airfields and then to alleviate housing thousands were built all across the country for Councils. Most have now gone.

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Seco hut on a USAAF camp.

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Seco hut quarters.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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It looks a Stanton Shelter.

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Air-Raid shelter.

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Inside a Stanton shelter.

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Stanton halves look like whale bones.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton WAAF site

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327 Fuel Compound (91'x54') 9105/41

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Plan of a fuel compound where coke or coal would be stored for the hut fires.

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Fuel store at RAF Ringstead, Dorset. A low wall and a wire mesh fence toped with barbed wire and a steel angle iron gate with mesh and also topped with barbed wire. Security of coal stocks was greater than any other in the services.

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The entrance into the communal site.

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102 Gas Decontamination Centre Type 'KM'. PB 13843/40.

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WW1 after a gas attack.

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102 Gas Decontamination Centre Type 'KM'. PB 13843/40. No closed off as a Bat haven. We did enter it in 2006 and I will be covering this separately very soon.

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Blast shelter plan 2360/41.

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Blast shelter plan 2360/41.

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Blast shelter plan 2360/41.

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Blast shelter plan 2360/41.

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Entrance.

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104 Medical Inspection Hut TB 3627/41.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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104 Medical Inspection Hut TB 3627/41.
The entrance with a boot scraper to the right of the door. A must on muddy airfields.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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104 Medical Inspection Hut TB 3627/41.
A long entrance.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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104 Medical Inspection Hut TB 3627/41.
The entrance inside.

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104 Medical Inspection Hut TB 3627/41.
There are two made cupboard either side of this room, all original. Also the cream and green paint work.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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104 Medical Inspection Hut TB 3627/41.

RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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Plan of 111 Institute this is the three buildings combined. The one above is 1 on the plan.

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Institute ininside.

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RAF Institute in TB.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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1 on the plan.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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1 on the plan.

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Tables.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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2 on the plan.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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The above picture is: -
Left - 3.
Centre - 2.
Right - 3.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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3 on the plan

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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2 on the plan.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
Entering one of the passages.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
Exiting one of the passages.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
One of the rooms.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
Door into the Games room.

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Plan.

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RAF Long Newnton, Communal Site

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
The cooker space.

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Plan.

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A kitchen stove in a 24ft Nissen hut.

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The hot water tank.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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Plan.

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Sink.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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Plan.

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Sink.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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Plan.

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A coat for the hook.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
These huts like many more all across the country were used post war by squatters. Then the local councils took most over for council housing.

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Plan.

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One of the huts used by a local family.

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From Dermot Grahams website : 1950. After the war, there was a great shortage of housing and so the local council used buildings on a nearby disused airfield as temporary homes and this was where we lived for nearly 2 years at Long Newnton. 1938 - 2007

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
These cookers could be the kitchens of people that lived here.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
Water tower above the kitchen this was standard practice in RAF wartime buildings.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
Chimney for the kitchens and a nice big air vent.

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111 Institute (51 Corporals , 344 Airmen) TB 660/41.
Detritus of an old building.

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RAF Cooks.

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109 Stand-By Set House PB 10883/41. This could power the whole of the airfield site and communal sites if there was a mains power cut. Depending on the power needed there could be one to three motors and dynamos inside a Set House, here I have not looked inside but there may have only been one.

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Standby generator.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41. It is the red square on the plan?? this is all that is left

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 painted on the side.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41. We have no idea what this building is, it may be the red square on the plan??

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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119 Sergeants Mess TB 655/41.

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