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ianbache
31-01-2010, 20:37
Monkmoor (Shrewsbury),WW1 Hangars

Monkmoor airfield
This airfield was built during 1916-1917 and opened in 1918 as home to the Observers school and aerial reconnaissance and photography ,after the end of the war ,it was used for pleasure flights.
On the outbreak of WW2,the airfield became part off 34 MU,which went out to aircraft crashes to salvage,and if possible for reuse,
During the V1 campaign in southern england the MU travelled to the south recovered the aircraft that had chased down the V1 s and used there wingtips to unsettle the gyros on the bomb to make it crash short off there target,the wing tips where repaired then back at the 34MU Site at Monkmoor
Not much left other than the hangars one of which is a Belfast
so here goes (taken on 31/01/10)

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC01422.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC01419.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/DSC01420.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/100_0420.jpg

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/100_0419.jpg

Richard Flagg
31-05-2012, 17:06
Does anyone have a map or aerial phtoo showing the site of the airfield? Thanks

ianbache
31-01-2015, 21:30
Does anyone have a map or aerial phtoo showing the site of the airfield? Thanks

Hi Richard, whilst searching via "Britain from above" river severn floods which has also thrown up images of Raf Montford Bridge and Atcham, it has a distant image of Monkmoor Airfield showing the WW1 Hangars and landing field

http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii425/LLanbedr/EAW012524%20monkmoor%20airfield_zpsyvjwqc0g.jpg (http://s550.photobucket.com/user/LLanbedr/media/EAW012524%20monkmoor%20airfield_zpsyvjwqc0g.jpg.ht ml)

Regards Ian

Bigbear
14-07-2015, 23:18
Here's more pictures of the extant buildings taken the other day. There's quite a few and all in industrial use (except for a couple of houses!)

Hangars
Front

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5189_zpslwttwa03.jpg

Back

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5201_zpsioctzfqv.jpg
http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5197_zpsq6uifsrs.jpg

1st Floor toilets!

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5204_zpsfeg7cfk7.jpg

Adjacent Hangars

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5192_zpsdixglglz.jpg

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5193_zps7ayark5b.jpg

Bigbear
14-07-2015, 23:36
Smaller Buildings

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5190_zpslmzjot1a.jpg

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5196_zpsflyn4bwm.jpg

The worlds longest Nissen Hut? It stretches the full width of the rear of what I have called the adjacent hangars.

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_5195_zpspktwqrsp.jpg

This aerial shows the layout of the buildings where you can clearly see the long light grey Nissen hut along side the hangar. The buildings are to the left of the river in the lower, right quarter of the photo.

http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/Bigbear558/RAF%20Monkmoor/IMG_0161_zpssmlpnxr5.jpg
http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/eaw012621