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Ossington_2008
19-10-2008, 19:01
Abbots Bromley Apr90

Many moons ago, as a single man, I fondly dreamed of doing a photographic compilation A to Z of the countries airfields, a sort of Abbots Bromley to Zeals if you like. Alas, I haven't got very far, but here's the start. It was never much, an RLG for Ansons etc. Did I read somewhere that the Robin is a post-war addition?

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/Ossington_2008/AbbotsBromley1apr90.jpg

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/Ossington_2008/AbbotsBromley2Apr90.jpg

Ossington_2008
20-10-2008, 20:22
I have found another. Must have been taken at the same time
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo322/Ossington_2008/AbbotsBromleyundated.jpg

NJR
24-01-2010, 21:48
Just over a year later, October 2008, en route back to Gods county from RAF Stafford CDP and myself dropped on some trackways and picket posts in these woods to the north of the airfield:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.844578&lon=-1.894512&z=14.9&r=0&src=msl


Any comments welcome particularly from anyone with a site plan!

NJR

EDIT, photos on here where linked to my website which I had marked as Abbotts Bromley dispersed sites. Thanks to Graham identifying them they have been taken down, I will repost both on my website and in the appropriate non airfield forum in due course.

Cheers Graham.

Carnaby
24-01-2010, 22:20
...are these the dispersed living sites or something else?

Noel - you have ventured into Reserve Ammunition Depot No.21 MSU Bagots Wood - principal subsite of 21MU Fauld. I've got a location plan (which I'll post) but no site plan.

Did you find it accidentally? I visited it 15 years ago but there was definitely no access (obviously better now?) Could see a few buildings and hardstandings through the trees. I don't have much on it, and it seems to have been emptied very quickly post war - despite Fauld itself being largely unusable.

These are good pics - we need something in the 'Other Sites / Ammo Depots' thread. The other main late-war subsite was Tatenhill airfield.

Graham

NJR
24-01-2010, 22:29
Thanks Carnaby, CDP though it was something else and not Abbotts dispersed living sites, should have listened to him!!

So whats the location of Abbotts living sites? A field full of tents or something!

Sparky67
21-10-2013, 00:10
Flew with a friend from the farmer's field strip at Abbot's Bromley this week and took the opportunity to take a few photos of the disused airfield whilst in the area.

Original gatepost? (Opposite picket post/guardroom).

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/10389761504_3d9132aac8_b.jpg


Guardroom / picket post at entrance.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/10412138544_dc22f754c4_b.jpg


Track up to the site.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/10389805836_803ea52c95_b.jpg


I am told Yeatsall Farmhouse was the Officer's Mess

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/10389779354_518defda54_b.jpg


Aerial view of the airfield - Blithfield Reservoir off to the right.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/10389797946_4a8c77cdc5_b.jpg


The small hangar shown in other posts appears to have been removed...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/10411684384_3d6be4e3ba_b.jpg


The guardroom shown above is behind the brighter green tree seen by the entrance to the site on the main road.

Sparky67
19-05-2014, 11:01
Another, slightly different view of AB, taken in May 2014.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14218300662_bff8018af6_b.jpg

Richard Flagg
19-05-2014, 22:57
Looks like another building in the middle of the farm in your phot above Sparky, any idea what it was?

Sparky67
31-05-2014, 12:25
...any idea what it was?

Sorry REF, no idea. If I can find someone to ask next time I'm out that way I will see if I can get onto the site and take some closer photos which may help ID it.

P Bellamy
31-05-2014, 13:46
Showers and Ablutions Block 1033/41.