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Paul Francis
28-07-2009, 16:08
The first watch office:

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q51/norwichpaul/img411a.jpg

Paul Francis
29-07-2009, 12:12
The second watch office

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q51/norwichpaul/img425a.jpg

Blackadder
30-09-2009, 15:48
2009
http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss276/anon240577/Culmhead022009.jpg

2006
http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss276/anon240577/Culmhead012006.jpg

rat256
09-11-2009, 01:46
Right, I've been for a perambulation around this one now. lots to see and do!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/owenhurrell/sets/72157622639303509/

If i've got descriptions wrong please let me know. I am on a near vertical learning curve with this stuff.

Huge thanks to Atlantikwall Richard for guiding me round in a logical and easy to follow fashion!

my pics can be freely downloaded and used *providing* they are not used for profit and that I am credited along side them.

Aye thank you!

Peter Kirk
09-11-2009, 14:15
Great set of pics.

I trust you din't try the mushroom as there is a bit missing!

I recently found mention of a bombing range at Culmhead (not the airfield) and I have it located at Tricky Warren (Isn't that a character from Eastenders?). Seems a bit close but I assume it was a practice range.

rat256
09-11-2009, 18:29
re the bombing range. the plans that I have seen indicate a bombing range dropping off the south west edge of the airfield into a bit of a valley.

Peter Kirk
09-11-2009, 20:14
re the bombing range. the plans that I have seen indicate a bombing range dropping off the south west edge of the airfield into a bit of a valley.

Would you be able to give a NGR or GE link for it, Or at least the bit you can see?

rat256
09-11-2009, 20:55
the plan that richard and i worked from on sunday had BR marked on the southwest corner, pretty much where you were I've arked up a GE image with the places we visited. They are not labelled correctly with the function. but they are indicative of what we got up to.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2579/4103256112_c74cc33de9_o.jpg

new, more updated GE Image

with the BR in the southwest corner where the perimeter track cuts in.

somerset council website link... never seen it before now http://webapp1.somerset.gov.uk/her/details.asp?prn=44340

rat256
16-11-2009, 00:15
I've just had a reply to a post on another board with some interesting info, that others here may or may not know. apparently, this:

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/Bunkertastic/Storkmount.jpg

went in this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/4087005121_a89da41e63.jpg

and then in turn in this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2635/4087786152_858351a214.jpg

and it's quite a rare item.

aparently further info can be found:
The Air Publication for this mounting is in The National Archives under reference AIR 10/3219 if you would like a look.

PETERTHEEATER
16-11-2009, 03:52
Would this be the 'Motley Mounting' that has featured in another thread?

The guns look to be twin Vickers 'K' guns.

rat256
16-11-2009, 22:56
it looks like it could be a version of it. I've found an online source showing a mark v mount which is very similar in terms of it's counter springing system, but instead of going straight to the base, it's mounted on the back of a chair which is then mounted into the base. the plot thickens!

PETERTHEEATER
17-11-2009, 07:29
The 'Motley' was discussed here and in a related thread.

http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?t=2257&highlight=motley

Chris Lowe
30-03-2010, 18:29
This is a handy document.

Paul Francis
30-03-2010, 19:53
How embarrassing, I did that 13 years ago! Re-doing a part of it now with re-drawn digital mapping (whilst on holiday) as its snowing here in Perth.
It will form a part of a new AiX ARG magazine due out in a couple of weeks on airfield defences.

Richard Drew
30-03-2010, 20:15
Culmhead was one of the first sites that I placed on my website, I have amassed many photos over the years and I had never updated the website. I made another visit last year and took lots more photos and I have tried to update the website. Culmhead has a bit of a hold on me, It seems to be taking me a long time and I have done loads of new & updates and still cannot finish Culmhead off. I really like the airfield but am so sad every time I visit it gets more dilapidated. Perhaps that is why its taking me so long? To me it should have been saved as a museum??? but there is no money for that.

SAPPER
30-04-2012, 10:35
Hi Gents,

Does anyone know who the Culmhead airfield site owners are please? I'm really keen to gain permission to visit in order to measure up some parts for the Metheringham tower restoration.

Thanks,

Sapper.

sgtgrech
17-05-2012, 19:14
8908
Night Flying equipment Store At RAF Culmhead.

sgtgrech
23-05-2012, 21:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fmUGdarXj34
RAF Culmhead Airfield.

IanDDavidson
08-12-2014, 14:37
Culmhead was one of the first sites that I placed on my website, I have amassed many photos over the years and I had never updated the website. I made another visit last year and took lots more photos and I have tried to update the website. Culmhead has a bit of a hold on me, It seems to be taking me a long time and I have done loads of new & updates and still cannot finish Culmhead off. I really like the airfield but am so sad every time I visit it gets more dilapidated. Perhaps that is why its taking me so long? To me it should have been saved as a museum??? but there is no money for that.

Is there anything substantial underground here, particularly beneath the radio station location in the centre of the airfield?

Ian

Richard Drew
08-02-2015, 22:10
RAF Site No.1 Quarters 69 Picket Post 15797/40. Bucket emptying station. Well what a find. There is another self standing version at RAF Ramsbury
http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?1623-Ramsbury/page2


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PETERTHEEATER
09-02-2015, 13:22
I recall discussion on Bucket Emptying Stations on this forum several years ago. Was it established that these were for disposing of waste from chemical toilets (Elsans)?

If not, what?

Richard Drew
09-02-2015, 15:42
Yes it was Peter at Ramsbury but that was was self standing, this one is in the picket post.20559Ramsbury's version.

PETERTHEEATER
11-02-2015, 13:26
Thanks.

Odd that there was an emptying point in a Picket Post. Perhaps it was some erk's duty to stop on the way past and dump the content of his Section's Elsan toted in the back of a truck?

Richard Drew
11-02-2015, 17:18
Well not really Peter, before the ablutions and latrines were completed several huts in outlying areas did not have facilities and the Elsan was the only choice. http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/oldsite/atlantikwall/Witshire/keevil_disp_sites04/html/page05.htm Keevil had a bucket cleansing house. The picture of an Elsan on my website I photographed at Hurn in an out lying area.20860

Richard Drew
24-02-2015, 10:16
Several pictures of RAF Culmhead that I am placing onto my webpage which will be ready soon 213992140021401214022140321404214052140621407 www.atlantikwall.co.uk

Richard Flagg
25-02-2015, 00:10
Nice photos Richard, I must admit that I didn't realise how what was left to see down there. One day I'll come and visit.

The Tower looks in good nick too, do you know if there are plans for it? Great pic on the balcony as well.

Richard Drew
25-02-2015, 00:42
That I know of it there is no plans to do anything, they all have the usual preservation orders, do nothing and let it fall apart preservation.