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Explored with Raz & 2 non members (i think) Background Royal Air Force Station Folkingham or RAF Folkingham is a former Royal Air Force station located south west of Folkingham, Lincolnshire and about 29 miles (47 km) due south of county town Lincoln and 112 miles (180 km) north of London, England. Opened in 1940, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a troop carrier airfield for airborne units and as a subsidiary training depot of the newly formed Royal Air Force Regiment. After the war it was placed on care and maintenance during 1947 when the RAF Regiment relocated to RAF Catterick. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the RAF Bomber Command used Folkingham as a PGM-17 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) base. Today the remains of the airfield are located on private property being used as agricultural fields, with the main north-south runway acting as hardstanding for hundreds of scrapped vehicles. Went early one february morning for a look around and with the ice melting and sun rising we found this little gem, Bedford fire trucks and all sorts, Love it!! Half hour in a jeep and a van came flying onto site and we took shelter behind a 360 degree tipper. Found us and the conversation went a little like this; Imagine Farmer in a heavy Lincolnshire farmers accent Farmer -"Who are you? What are you doing here?" Us - "We are photographers, taking photos of these vehicles" Farmer - "So why the fuck didn't you ask?!?! How would you like it if i came into your back garden and started taking photos of your things" Us - "We didnt think anyone owned it" Farmer - "Oh yeah, because there is any land in the whole of england that isn't owned" Us - "Sorry" Farmer - "No, i can tell your nice lads but why the fuck didn't you ask?" This went on for a while longer and he then eventually told us to "Fuck off cause ive called the plod" Need to revisit Quite gutted i missed out on the amphibious vehicles, i was hopping to get inside a "Stolly" If you got this far, thanks for looking
RAF folkingham I really enjoyed this shoot at the RAF folkingham graveyard until we were politely asked to leave by Mr Green. I didn't get everything i wanted to get but i hope you enjoy what i did manage to capture in the short time we had.