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RAF Cheddington/RAF Marsworth Buckinghamshire Revisited - July 2014

Rik

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History




RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former Royal Air Force station located 1 mile south-west of Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England. The airfield was closed in 1952.

Cheddington was used as a First World War aerodrome briefly during 1917. The airfield was closed after the armistice.

During the Second World War, Cheddington Airfield opened in March 1942 as a satellite station to RAF Wing, with 26 Operational Training Unit, Vickers Wellington bombers (these had the codes "EU" on the aircraft sides).




My Visit




Visited with Southside Assassin, nice boiling hot day after the ROC post

I wanted to go back here as my first visit was interrupted by a business owner on site, and even though he was a nice enough chap I didn't get to see the extra parts like the explosives store with the massive door and the shelters that are on the site.

Sadly the main hangar is on its last legs, the wall has collapsed since my last visit one side, it is only a matter of time before it all collapses, so if you want to see that again be quick!

Also there is a bonus little few photographs at the end of this report, found a great bonus explore! Big red thing! :)

Main Base

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Memorial




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First Shelter




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Cantilevered pillbox for airfield defence (thanks to Ordnance for clearing up the name)




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The bonus explore of the day!




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Thanks for looking!

 

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Looks like a good day had mate and plenty to take in.

That Denis is a defo plus as so very nice (y)

 

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Thanks for comments guys, seems the report was a little too popular and exceeded the bandwidth!

Looking into another solution!

 
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