RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site

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Situated to the east of Blandford Forum, Dorset, set on the top of a hill with expansive views across Dorset, Blandford Camp and Badbury Rings (Iron Age hill fort). This page takes you on an anti-clockwise walk around the airfields perimeter track.

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Blandford Army Camp had two US general hospitals to cater for casualties in France and also was a staging post for US troops going to France.

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Badbury Rings held the main beacon that the Americans used on D-day to navigate their Dakotas towards France.

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site was the airfield that the gliders flew from for the attack on Pegasus Bridge.

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'Windy Corner'

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The main entrance to the airfield site

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Plan.

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196Sqdn Stirling III/IV,arrived 7 January 1944 and left on the 14 March 1944.
Then 298 Sq,Halifax V/III/A.VII,formed here 4 November 1943 and left 5 July 1945.
Airborne Forces of 38 Wing used Hamilcar,Hadrian and Horsa Gliders here to operations in Normandy, Holland and Germany.

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The RAF's Airborne Forces Tactical Development Unit was formed at Tarrant Rushton in 1943. It was responsible for investigating the tactical air problems in airborne warfare, and provided with a provisional staff establishment of 10 officers, 94 other ranks, four WAAF.

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04 June 2009

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Memorial

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This was the service for 6th June 1944 in 2009. There were lots of people there and we also had a fantastic aeroplane display.

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Hurricane..

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Spitfire.

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Dakota.

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04 September 2014

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T2 hangar T2 #1

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61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.
RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site construction started in September 1942 by George Wimpy to an 'A' class bomber airfield. Designed for five T2 hangars, only four were built and two remain. With 48 looped (spectacle) and two frying pan dispersals. 1024 men and 135 WAAF's were the complement but I am sure this number fluctuated.

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Erik’s.

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WAAF's.

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Officers.

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4208/44 plan

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Plan

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Three runways with the main running North/South. At the end of the North runway, the most used. There is a deep valley which gave aircraft and gliders a helping start to instant height. To the North East was the Communal sites and just up the valley, the camp where the paratroopers were billeted prior to operations. Four T2 hangars and an Airfield site where RAF admin/training took place.
A farm in the middle of the airfield and two roads were removed and a new road was built around the northern half of the airfield boundary, added to link these roads. A large bomb store was placed at the south side of the airfield, just off the plan.

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Runway construction.

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Pipe laying.

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T2 #1 Inside

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61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.
April 2019 the whole front and doors were removed and new cladding replaced it.

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The electric insulators that were so prominent on the left side door supports..

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One of the door wheels.

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Hangar upper door runners.

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T2 #1 Inside

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61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.
The uprights are doubled iron angles bolted together increasing their strength. These hangars were designed to be bolted together with as few men and equipment as possible. When one was dismantled in I think Yorkshire and then re built, the structural engineer said that it was way stronger than it ever needed to be. Perhaps that is why they have lasted so well.

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US engineers assembling the doors at an airfield in the east of England.

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The uprights bolted angle.

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Covered in sheets of corrugated iron only and one small door each side.

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4208/44 plan

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Plan of the Airfield site

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All the usual RAF buildings with operations block, picket post, crew briefing room, speech broadcast, 2 x parachute stores, MT, main store & workshops, A.M.L teacher, Link trainer and by the control tower the fire tender house, floodlight trailer shed, Pyro stores, compass platform, etc.
Airfield site was the heart of the management side of an airfield.

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56 - Floodlight trailer shed (TB).

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53 - Night flying equipment store (TB).

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7 - Picket Post(TB) 12404/41.

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10 July 2014

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Photo of the Airfield site

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2 - Operations Block - TB - 13023/41.
3 - Latrine - TB 9036/41.
5-6 - Station HQ Offices - N 12400/41.
7 - Picket Post TB 12404/41.
8 - Briefing room - N - 13023/41.
14 - Parachute Store - TB - 11137/41.
15 - Tow Cable Building - TB - AAC/228/42.
23 - Crew Locker Room & Drying Room - N - 15657/41.
30 (29-31) - Workshops - TB & N - 5851/42.
39 - Photographic Block - N - 4781/42.

TB - Temporary Brick.
N - Nissen huts.
AAC/228/42 - I am presuming that this is an Army Air Corps type building No.228/42.

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Nissen 12400/41.

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Plan 2 - Ops Block - TB - 13023/41.

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Picket Post not type 12404/41 but how it would have looked..


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23 - Crew Locker Room & Drying Room - N - 15657/41.

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14 - Parachute Store - TB - 11137/41.

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Operations Block.
2 - Operations Block - TB - 13023/41.
3 - Latrine - TB 9036/41.
5-6 - Station HQ Offices - N 12400/41.
7 - Picket Post TB 12404/41.
8 - Briefing room - N - 13023/41.

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10 July 2014

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Perimeter track

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Called track because they started out as cinder tracks in the 1930's but by 1942 they had to be 50ft wide to take heavy bombers and a concrete base and tarmac finish.

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Just giving an idea of a Lancaster with a wingspan of about 93ft and the perimeter track of 50ft.

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Horsa taking off.

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A view from the tower

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51 - Maintenance Unit & Oil Bowser - N.
52 - Emergency Standby Set.
56 - Floodlight Trailer Shed - TB - 12411/41.
61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.

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Plan.

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Floodlight Trailer Shed - TB - 12411/41.

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T2 under construction.

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Another view from the tower

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23 - Crew Locker & Drying Room - N - 15657/41.
29 - Workshop - TB & N - 5852/42.
53 - N.F.E. Store - TB - 12411/41.

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N.F.E. Store - TB - 12411/41.

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Floodlight trailer.

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Goose neck flairs to light a runway when the electric fails.

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20 May 2020

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Roadway to where the control tower once stood

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Very roughly, the two white lines show where the road to the Control Tower went off..

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Plan of the Control Tower area with R to L.
53 - Night Flying Store(n) 12411/41..
54 - Watch Office (T.B.) 12779/41.
55 - Fire Tender Shed(T.B.) 12410/41.
56 - Floodlight & Trailer Shed(N) 12411/41.
57-8 -Pyro Stores(N) 5488/42.
59 - Sleeve Streamer Mast.
60 - Compass Platform.

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Front elevation.
54 - Watch Office (T.B.) 12779/41.

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01 August 2013

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Roadway to where the control tower once stood

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Just a sort of oily stain on the corn is left, this is where the road led out to the control tower and its ancillary buildings.

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1940's Mike Lees

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Watch Office

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54 - Watch Office - T.B. - 12779/41.
It has one oddity that the left lower window is a larger one?
Mike Lees kindly gave me a set of his photos to use on the website, thank you Mike.

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Ground floor plan.

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First floor plan.

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53 - NFE Store - N - 12411/41.
54 - Watch Office - TB - 12779/41.
55 - Fire Tender Shelter - TB - 12410/41.
56 - Floodlight Trailer Shed - TB 12410/41.
57-58 - Pyro Stores - N - 5488/42.

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Watch Office

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With the later observation room on the roof, it is now stored at the Steam Fair site at Tarrant Hinton.

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Watch Office

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The view from the roof. A good view of Badbury Rings in the distance.

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08 July 2014

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Frying pan dispersal

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Continuing along the perimeter track in an anti-clock wise direction. Now a public right of way.
One of two dispersals that were here. B-3 Standard Class 'A' 150ft dia. "Pan" design.

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A large parking area with at least four tie downs to hold the aircraft in a wind.

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Tie downs.

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1947

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A post war photo of the airfield site

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The two frying pan dispersals show up well and the many dispersed Nissen huts littering the woods and fields.

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23 May 2010

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Perimeter track

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You can see the WW2 perimeter track changing into the newer Cold War loop.

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Plan.

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22 June 2010

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Perimeter track

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We are still on the perimeter track where it meets the main runway.
The concrete here is of a later date and part of the cold war history of TR.

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Plan.

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Valiant.

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V bomber RAF crew.

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1960

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Airfield

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Here you can see the main runway and the run around loop on the left and the V Bomber dispersal on the far right..

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Plan.

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Run around..

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QRA emergency Valiant.

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22 June 2010

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Perimeter

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Perimeter track lighting.
The main runway leaving to the left and contact lighting for the V bombers to follow.

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Perimeter track lighting showing what they should look like. AIX.

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Elkington Gatic man hole cover for landing lights.

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Vickers Valiant.

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25 May 2020

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The main runway

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The main N/S runway 150ft wide, 6,000 ft long looking south.

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Main runway 19.

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Armstrong Whitworth Albermarle built to an Air Ministry specification. Typically it turned out to be a very bad design and so they were sidelined as parachute & glider tug duties.

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Stirling's were used here to supplying weapons to resistance groups throughout Europe, as glider tugs and also on many bombing runs to especially V weapons Noball Targets. (Noball was the code word for V weapon sites).

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1940's

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Main runway

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A Hamilcar taking off on Runway 19.
Note the yellow circle, it is a defence site with what looks like a Bofors gun and the red circle the tented area of the gunners camp.

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Bofors gun.

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Bofors gun.

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Hamilcar could carry a seven ton Light Tank Tetrarch.

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08 July 2014

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Perimeter track

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There were Scissor aircraft dispersals by the trees but only two remain..

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Halifax and a Horsa glider about to rotate off the end of the runway.

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B5 type.

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08 July 2014

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Scissor dispersals

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There were 48 dispersals on the airfield and these are the only two left. Called Scissor or B-5 Standard Class 'A' "Loop" design.

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Scissor dispersals.

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Plan.

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08 July 2014

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Scissor dispersals

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23 May 2010

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Perimeter track.

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Perimeter track joining runway 13.

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Plan.

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23 May 2010

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Hangar T2 '#4'

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This area is where Hangar T2 '#4'.
All that is left are the marks in the ploughed soil.

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Plan.

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T2 elevation.

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Hangar T2 '#4'.

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Site plan of Hangar T2 '#4' and its ancillary buildings: -
120 - Machine Gun & Cannon Range - TB - 147/41.
121 - Maintenance & Battery Charging - N - 829/43.
122 - Tech. Latrine - TB - 9026/41.
123 - Maintenance Unit Staff Block N.
124 - Maintenance Unit & Oil Bowser N 12772/42.
125 - Latrine - TB - 9026/42.
127 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653 65/42.
128 - Aircraft. Armament Eqmnt. Store - N.
129 - General Purpose Hut - N.
130 - Flame Float Store - N - [Type D] 12725/41.
131 - Defence Hut - N.
TB = Temporary brick or half brick.
N == Nissen.

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120 - Machine Gun & Cannon Range(TB) 147/41. 

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122 - Tech. Latrine(TB) 9026/41.

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Nissen hut.

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From Terry.

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Hangar T2 '#4'

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Flight Sim design of the area with grateful thanks to 'Terry Wallis flight sim.' for the picture.
This gives a good idea of how it may have looked.

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25yrd range.

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Latrine.

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23 May 2010

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Perimeter track

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At the bend in the distance is the threshold of runway 08.Runway.
08 4,200ft long x 150ft wide.

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Plan.

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23 May 2010

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Perimeter track

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Coming around to the threshold runway 01.
Runways were numbered by the RAF as 1,2 & 3 etc., when the Americans came into the war they used the compass layout and 01 degrees and 19 the same runway but the either end.
This is the area where gliders and tugs were assembled in four rows ready for take-offs for all their operations on the continent.

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Plan.

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1944

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Main runway

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Halifax bombers lined up on D-day.
The Halifax could tow the Horsa and Hamilcar gliders and were used here for the main D-Day Operations and in fact for all the airborne operations of the war.

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The line up from above.

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Hamilcar's out on dispersal..

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Glider training.

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23 May 2010

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Runway 01

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The 196 Sterling squadron left in March to their D-day base of RAF Keevil, Wiltshire.

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Plan.

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1944

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One of the D-day lifts

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5th June 1944: -
Three Albermarle’s with Horsa gliders took off for the Merville battery.
Six Halifax's with Horsa gliders then took off for the bridges over the River Orne.
6th June: -
30 Halifax's with Horsa & Hamilcar gliders for the afternoon lift..

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Ranville DZ.

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Pegasus bridge with the three Horse's top left side.

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Pegasus bridge Normandy.

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Pegasus Bridge

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In the early hours of the 6th June three of the Horsa gliders landed at bridges over the Orne Canal.

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Troops arriving from the beach.

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Gliders all landed close to the bridge.

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The bridge.

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Pegasus Bridge

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The first house to be liberated in France.

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The first house to be liberated in France.

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The first house to be liberated in France inside.

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The Heroes return.

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23 May 2010

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QRA

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V bomber track to their QRA (Quick Reaction Alert).
Four Valiant bombers on several occasions came down here and the crews were located an old US Army hospital of Grims Ditch, Martin. This was a wartime US hospital (now a corn store and play area). Most or all has now been removed.
In the event of a nuclear war in the early 60's these aircraft would have flown to bomb Russia whilst we sat as children with our heads under our school desks.

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Four Valiant line up at a QRA.

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QRA.

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Yellow Sun.

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23 May 2010

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QRA

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You can see here how the QRA worked. Valiants flew in (Already bombed up?), landed one at a time and trundled down the main runway to the QRA. They would park up in their bays and then using the fuel from the either wartime 93 fuel installation or dedicated tankers. The ground crew would use the Marsden Shed that was built specifically for the QRA as storage and they and the pilots lived at Grims Dyke, a disused US Army hospital, kept open presumably for this very use. All the TR accommodation by that date had been completely removed. All the numbered items are from WW2 and may have been re used by the RAF??
93 - Petrol Installation (Aviation) - 72,000galls. - 9846/41.
94 - Fused & Spare Bomb Store - N.
95 - Latrine - TB - 9026/41.
96 - GP Hut - N.
113 - Smoke Bomb Store - N - 4778/42.
114 - GP Hut - N.

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Four Valiant line up at a QRA.

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Valiant.

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25 May 2010

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Perimeter track

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Continuing on the perimeter track.

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Plan.

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25 May 2010

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Perimeter track

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Marston Shed for servicing equipment for the QRA.
The Marston Shed was a wartime corrugated iron steel shed that could be assembled, easily dissembled and transported.

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25 May 2010

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Marston Shed

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Marston Shed for servicing equipment of the QRA.
Still a good sturdy building.

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Inside.

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Cold War crew bus.

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25 May 2010

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Marston Shed

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Marston Shed front view.

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Marston Shed

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Marston Shed internals and roof detail.

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Original lamp..

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25 May 2010

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T2 #'3'

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One of the best T2 hangars to photograph as it sits out on its own although today there are piles of wood around it as its a wood processing plant.

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Inside.

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The right hand 24ft Nissen hut.

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A very early digital photo from 1999, my goodness thats old.

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25 May 2020

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T2 #'3'

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84 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.
I did manage to take this picture without too many piles of wood pulp. All the huts are now removed from around the hangar..

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T2 #'3'

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06 June 2008

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T2 #'3'

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85 - Aircraft Armament Equipment Store - N. (removed just base visible)
86 - GP Hut - N. (Now removed)
87 - Latrine - TB - 9026/41. (Now removed).

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Aircraft Armament Equipment Store, guns would be removed from their planes and brought in here to clean and service.

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.303 bullet 1941.

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Armourer.

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Latrine

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87 - Latrine - TB - 9026/41. (Now removed). Interesting, if Latrines can be interesting, this one has an added extension. It could be that the main part are for the men and the small extension is for the officers.

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82 - Latrines - TB - 9026/41.

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82 - Latrines - TB - 9026/41.

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Latrines

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87 - Latrine - TB - 9026/41. (Now removed).

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06 June 2008

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General Purpose Hut

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86 - GP Hut - N. (Now removed) 16ft Nissen hut with a porch on each end, probably due to the cold wind that blasts across the airfield.

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06 June 2008

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GP Hut

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86 - GP Hut - N. (Now removed)

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GP Hut

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86 - GP Hut - N. (Now removed)

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06 June 2008

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24ft GP hut

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This is a 24ft where as the other was a 16ft Nissen hut. It looks like a 12400/41. (Now removed).

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24ft GP hut

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Window.

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25 May 2010

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T2 #'3'

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This end of the hangar was used by Flight Refuelling to paint Sea Vixens as targets. That is why there are vents on the roof.

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Mike Lees photo of a Sea Vixen.

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Sir Alan Cobham the founder of FR and Cobham PLC.

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Mike Lees photo of Hangar 3.

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25 May 2010

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T2 #'3'

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The run in to the hangar.

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Photo from above.

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Hangar inside.

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T2 #'3'

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At least fourteen Spectacle aircraft dispersals around this hangar..

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T2 #'3'

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Door.

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T2 #'3'

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T2 #'3'

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T2 #'3'

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T2 #'3'.

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T2 #3.

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Perimeter connecting track.

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Perimeter track to more Loop dispersals and the site of T2 #'2' now removed and the site of a hangar that was not built.

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T2 #'2' in red.
T2 not built yellow. .

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Perimeter track marking still showing up directing planes into the hangar.

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25 May 2010

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Perimeter connecting track.

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T2 #'4' in red.
T2 not built yellow.

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Perimeter track.

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Plan.

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25 May 2010

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Perimeter track.

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View across to the Sick Quarters site a small gaggle of 24ft & 16ft Nissen huts arranged to hold sick from the nearly three thousand men & women stationed here and war casualties from returning bombers or training accidents.

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A plan of dispersed accommodation WAAF sites 3 &4.

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Sick comedians.

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23 May 2010

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Perimeter track.

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In the small valley between here and the hangar was the Petrol Installation (Aviation) 72000gal) - 9846/41. As you have seen there were two identical petrol supplies. They had a small hut 70. and a circular roadway where tankers coming in can deliver their loads and then leaving out onto the road calling into the 69 Picket Post, to sign in out of the airfield.

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9846/41 pump house..

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Underground fuel tanks..

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POOL delivery tanker.

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Petrol Installation & crew huts

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64 - Squadron Offices - N - 13213/41.
65-67 - Flight Offices - N - 13213/41.
68 - Crew and Locker Room - TB 16657/41.
69 - Picket Post - TB - 12404/41.
70 - Petrol Installation (Aviation) 72000gal - 9846/41

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Petrol Installation pump house.

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Pump gauge.

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Petrol bowser.

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Crew and Locker Room - TB 16657/41.

RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site

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23 May 2010

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site
T2 Hangar #1

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61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.

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A plan of T2#1.
61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.
62 - Dispersal Hut - N.
63 - Dispersal Hut - N.

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Dispersal Hut - Nissen 24ft.

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Windows.

RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site

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02 June 2019

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site
T2 Hangar #1

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site

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02 June 2019

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site
T2 Hangar #1

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Original light fittings in place.

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site

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06 June 2008

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site
T2 Hangar #1.

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Two Nissen 24ft huts were placed along the side of the hangar as flight huts..

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A plan of T2#1.
61 - Aircraft Shed - T2 - 3653-65/42.
62 - Dispersal Hut - N.
63 - Dispersal Hut - N.

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Dispersal Hut - Nissen 24ft.

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site

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06 June 2008

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RAF Tarrant Rushton, Airfield Site
From Ken Hawkins via email

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26th March 1981.
The runways were being broken up and I made the final authorised flight into the last usable part of the one remaining runway. Peter West of Southern Television, accompanied by cameramen, met and interviewed me and my son, Harvey, who accompanied me, on the runway. Time of arrival 08;25 Departure 09:45 Aircraft - Cessna 172 reg - G-BBKC I feel a tremendous amount of honour to have been able to give this mainly unsung airfield it's last piece of publicity. 

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Cessna 172 reg - G-BBKC in 1996. (Laarbruch Flying Club)