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UK RAF Coningsby Weapons Store - October 2017

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Having taken a while out from urbexing while caught up in a few of life’s many distractions, but finally finding time to explore RAF Coningsby Weapons Store with RelictaSpirtus

 

The day started with a last min jump out of bed, and hitting the roads for the long drive to the opposite end of the country armed with the very little knowledge we had picked up online with the odd pointer from a helpful follower.

Upon arrival we quickly made our way inside, ignoring the MOD sign but watching our backs knowing the live RAF base was only a stone throw next door.

 

The weapons store was packed full of bunkers including the odd few still full of generator trailers and a cool military green digger as well as the main bunker with the control room and some rather comfy *insert sarcastic face* looking metal bunk beds.

 

There’s not much in the way of history on the site and it appears to be largely unreported on, so here’s the selection of images from the day.

 

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Can't believe there's a Telehandler dumped in there, and a couple of tornado/jaguar dehumidifiers! Haven't seen a report from here for ages, and to be honest I hadn't even bothered looking at the place as no previous reports had shown much of any interest. I had a wander around the site in 2006 when i was working near Coningsby and it was still in relatively good condition externally but the majority of the buildings were locked down. I wasn't even aware that exploring abandoned places was a "thing" back then if i'm honest and it was purely just nosiness. I remember asking the someone there why the place had shut down and was told that when the Tornado F3 had gone out of service, they had planned to shut the bomb dump temporarily until the Typhoon came into service - and then it would be re-opened. It that interim period Gypsies/metal thieves pretty much caused so much damage/removal of copper from the lightning protection system (LPS), that it was more cost effective for the RAF to build a brand new facility rather than repair the old. It is a much smaller enclosure than it's predecessor. Same as Collyweston and Waddington and tonnes of current RAF bases with external ESA's, there's probably dozens of these places dotted around the UK. Thanks for posting mate :thumb Great to see and sad at the same time.

 

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