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About Rik

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  • Birthday 01/01/1973
  1. Nice that, I was going to ask is this the place where some idiots cut the badge off one off the vehicles? such a shame about the vandalism if its this place. but still nice photographs and thanks for sharing
  2. Bit trashed the place, but its all about the documenting of these places and that Vulcan well just made the long walk very worthwhile :)
  3. My visit This was right on my doorstep, and I was a little bit curious, the perfect opportunity came around to visit, a Vulcan fly by! The XH558 ( (the last airworthy Avro Vulcan) was flying right over the location after looking at the route map! Off I went to get a good view and it just soo happened the roof of this control tower was the perfect place!! The place really is trashed, but it has been sitting around for 70+ years, still an enjoyable walk around, it is located right next door to HMP Mount, and is actually located on HM Prison service land, so I was a bit wary about walking around with a DSLR and zoom lens for the Vulcan, but was left alone which was nice. I also found out later that day that someone had attempted to fly a drone over the prison and drop some drugs in the yard, so I really was lucky not to encounter the prison guards or the police. History Royal Air Force Bovingdon or more simply RAF Bovingdon is a former Royal Air Force station located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southeast of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. During the Second World War, the airfield was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force. It was assigned USAAF designation Station 112, station code "BV", later changed to "BZ". Vulcan XH558 Fly By Looked at the time, the Vulcan was due, headed up to roof and sat there waiting for it, all of a sudden out of nowhere I saw this triangular shape heading towards me at speed, started snapping away, well the noise was amazing and as it flew past you could feel it as well. Absolutely fantastic seeing this plane for perhaps the last time in the air, certainly something magical about sitting on a roof of an old WWII Control Tower and seeing a Vulcan fly a few feet above you! Loved it!! Thanks for looking!
  4. Love a bit of stained glass, lovely report and photographs!!
  5. All about the pumping stations at the moment! I have to say the architecture of the place is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!
  6. That place looks pretty special, and some nice photographs!
  7. Some nice shots there. I need to pop the kettle on now, making me thirsty looking at those tea pots
  8. Nice that. Like that staircase and some nice corridor shots!
  9. Wowzers what an amazing report and some cracking photographs as well
  10. Oh I do love my cup of tea, that looks a cracker of a place Some nice shots there. Love it!
  11. Lovely photographs Landie! Nice stuff
  12. Looks very nice that. Great photographs and thanks for sharing!