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  1. KPUrban_

    Great Britain Miller's Canteen, RAE Bedford, June 2020

    A small building which everyone seems to have forgotten about. Seemed like a good idea to take a look. From what I could find this building appears to have been built around 1956 from an image (showing what I assume is to be this building) I found on a document from the Bahg website. It was...
  2. D

    Great Britain RAE Bedford May 2019

    History RAE Bedford was a research site of the Royal Aircraft Establishment between 1946 and 1994. It was located near the village of Thurleigh, north of the town of Bedford in England and was the site of aircraft experimental development work. (Shamelessly copied from Wikipedia cos I'm a lazy...
  3. hamtagger

    RAE Bedford 8x8, 3x3 Windtunnels and RAF Thurleigh Tower - Apr/Dec 15

    RAE Bedford 8x8, 3x3 Windtunnels and RAF Thurleigh Tower - Apr/Dec 15     The Explores   The first visit was intended to be a quick recce as there had been nothing from the place for a few years, so naturally assumed it was sealed tight... but bloody hell are we glad we checked the place...
  4. The Lone Shadow

    RAE Bedford/ Oct 2015 (Explored Apr 2015)

    History In 1946 Thurleigh became the site for the second Royal Aircraft Establishment site. Two new runways were built in the post-war period to accommodate the Bristol Brabazon aircraft (which required a very long runway) that ultimately never went into production. One local road was dropped...
  5. TrevBish.co.uk

    RAE Bedford - Wind Tunnel Site - October 2015

    History from Ojay's report: In 1946 Thurleigh became the site for the second Royal Aircraft Establishment site Two new runways were built in the post-war period to accommodate the Bristol Brabazon aircraft (which required a very long runway) that ultimately never went into production The site...
  6. Urbexbandoned

    Underground reservoir - Manton Lane, Bedford

    Heard about this place a little while ago after watching it on the news while visiting my mum in Bedfordshire. I spoke to her about it and she was telling me about when it was stopped being used and providing the residents of Bedford with water and has been like this ever since. I found this...
  7. Urbexbandoned

    RAE Windtunnel - Bedford - May 2015

    This is the only history I could find which I can happily say I never stole from Session9 or Hamtagger :grin: The site had several reasonably large windtunnels, one supersonic and one large subsonic. It also had a 'drop tower'. The drop tower is now used as a skydiving training venue. The...
  8. hamtagger

    RAE Bedford Video Tour - April 2015

    RAE Bedford Aerodynamics Research Facility
  9. hamtagger

    Royal Aircraft Establishment Windtunnels, Bedfordshire - April 2015

    Royal Aircraft Establishment Windtunnels The Explore This was intended to be a quick recce as there has been nothing from this place for a few years now, so naturally assumed it was sealed tight... but bloody hell are we glad we checked the place out! Explored with Session9 and The Lone...
  10. Session9

    RAE Bedford - April 2015

    RAE BEDFORD - APRIL 2015 History In 1946 Thurleigh became the site for the second Royal Aircraft Establishment site. Two new runways were built in the post-war period to accommodate the Bristol Brabazon aircraft (which required a very long runway) that ultimately never went into production...
  11. Session9

    Good evening from a misty Bedford!

    Just a quick hello to one and all! With the advent of a new year, i thought it was time to try a new site. And what a great site this is! I have been mooching for a good while now and its always a pleasure to meet up with familiar faces and meet new people in this game. Wishing you all, a...
  12. Canonguy

    RAF/RAE BEDFORD -Jul 2012

    this has to be near the top of my explores this place was amazing :cool2: amazing day out! full set :http://www.flickr.com/photos/samcain/sets/72157631525817953/ abit of history from the good old wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAE_Bedford i know my school moto is "Aim Higher" but this...
  13. Canonguy

    bedford mansion-nov2011

    i dont know much about this place but there are local 2 stories about this place 1 is that it was linked to the mafia and the owner of the house went to prison for life and his wife couldnt handle it and ran away and just left the house open 2 is that it had chinese writing in the walls and...
  14. Nelly

    Great Britain The Bowen-West Theatre - Bedford - July 2011

    Not a lot of history to be found on this one, the theatre was named in honour of Mrs Patricia Bowen-West OBE Doctor of Education at the De Montfort University, Bedford Visited with Skeleton Key and Tstranger Thanks for looking :)
  15. Nelly

    Great Britain De Montfort University - Bedford - July 2011

    De Montfort University is named after Simon de Montfort, a 13th century Earl of Leicester credited with establishing the first parliament in 1265 The De Montfort University Bedford was the sister university to De Montfort University Leicester, and together they made up one of the largest...
  16. Nelly

    Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Bedford - April 2011

    Starting in 1946, construction work began on the airfield to turn the site into what became known as the Royal Aeronautical Establishment, Bedford. The runway was extended in the post-war period to accommodate the Bristol Brabazon aircraft (which required a very long runway) that ultimately...
  17. Nelly

    RAF Thurleigh - Control Tower - Bedford - April 2011

    Thurleigh was built for RAF Bomber Command in 1941 by W & C French Ltd in 1941. On 7th September 1942 the 306th Group started to arrive; with some of their B17s flying in the following week. From October 1942, the 306th Group mounted a long and arduous offensive suffering many losses. The...
  18. Nelly

    Cardington Hangers - Bedford - April 2011

    The Cardington aircraft hangers (or more correctly termed as ‘sheds’) dominate the surrounding countryside landscape of Bedfordshire for miles where they can be spotted looming out from the horizon. Shed no.1 was constructed in 1917 and no2 was completed a few years later in 1928, both...
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