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UK Mote Park Mine Kent december 2014

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Looks amazing. Im sorry for how i acted over on 28 days later.  Please also apolagise to obvs for me.   Think i went to the enterence today although i think its bricked off now sadly 

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    • By superwide
      I had a few hours spare this afternoon so I decided to take a look at RAF Lympne's huts and some of the bunkers.
      Here are my pics....
      One of the bunkers:


      This little chap made the strangest rasping noise when he opened his wings to warn me off:

      The grate of death:

      Something did not make it:

      The sheds:




      Not so pukka now:

      Camping anyone?

      Hauled its last load:


      Who go's there:


      Do you think I upset him?

      Anyone know what this place is? maybe a refuelling tank and pump house:





      Pipes leading from hut in the direction of the runway:

    • By evo_mad
      Flashearth link http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.923377&lon=-2.647387&z=16.9&r=0&src=msa
      Driving along after Hood_mad and I had been working in the Shropshire, I spotted some barrack buildings hidden in woods at the side of the road.

      We stopped, and went to explore.
      Tilstock Airfield (formerly RAF Tilstock) is a World War 2 airfield located 3 miles south of Whitchurch in Shropshire. The village of Tilstock is about 2 miles west of the airfield. The site is also known as Prees Heath, after the neighbouring village Prees. The airfield comprised of 3 runways of which only one remains in use today.
      The site was in use during World War I as an Army training camp.
      Construction of the airfield was completed by mid 1942, the name 'Whitchurch Heath' being used until 1 June 1943, when Tilstock was adopted. Between 1 September 1942 and 21 January 1946, the airfield was used by No. 81 Operational Training Unit and No. 1665 Heavy Conversion Unit Royal Air Force for the training of pilots and crews in the operation of Whitley, Stirling and Halifax heavy bombers. During the 1950's, Auster AOP.6 'spotter' aircraft of No. 663 Squadron RAF used the facilities of the otherwise non-operational airfield during weekends for liaison flights with Royal Artillery units.
      Located near the junction of the A41 and A49, the airfield is still being used today at weekends for skydiving. Skydivers have used the airfield for Tandem Skydiving and running Parachute Jump Courses since 1966. The direction of the remaining runway is 33 (330) and 15 (150).




      Then, when we looked round the back of the barracks, we found a bunker, which we now know to be the Battle HQ.




      Air vent.

      Old toilet roll holder.

      Chest freezer??

      Switchboard wiring.

      Chair shot.

      This was a fantastic, lucky find and now that I know some more information about it, I will be back to look at the control tower etc.
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    • By SuZyQue
      Visited this place last year with StEaLtH and Lynton and Rachael and a few others, it was fantastic. Enjoy the pics.



      From the filmset, this was fantastic inside.






      This was one of the best places I've explored, Enjoy the pics.
    • By evo_mad
      The subject line is a bit vague as the owners were spot on with us and asked us not to put the location out there.
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      Brick cross on the wall.

      Shot from the bottom end of the site.

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      Demolished building with urinal and chimney still present.

      Boiler room on the left of the photo.

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      These were hanging just above the entrance to the boiler room.

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      Captian slow and hood_mad at one of the locked buildings.

      Demolished.

      Other ranks accomodation.

      Accomodation to the left, toilets to the right.

      Water storage in the tower visible on top of the building.

      Lightweight trailer.

      Officers quarters.

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      Fireplace in the NAAFI. This had four fireplaces all using the same chimney.


      A bit out of focus, but you get the idea.

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      Original Phone.

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      Shelter identical to the ones at Carew airfield.





      Underground HQ nearby. (Captain slow has some inside pics.)

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