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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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. hamtagger

    RAE Bedford Video Tour - April 2015

    RAE Bedford Aerodynamics Research Facility
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
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