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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. 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...
  3. The Lone Shadow

    RAF Thurleigh/ Oct 2015 (Visited Apr 2015)

    History 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...
  4. hamtagger

    RAF Thurleigh Control Tower, Bedfordshire - April 2015

    RAF Thurleigh Air Traffic Control Tower The Explore After a double visit to the RAE Bedford Windtunnel testing site, we decided to take a look at the ATC tower which was basically situated on the same site but on the other side of the massive multi-runway airfield. A long walk past some smelly...
  5. 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...
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