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Does anyone know what is happeneing on the other side of the airfield from the terminal? Google Earth shows demolition of the bomb dump and some nearby dispersal pans?
suprised that you actually need to ask this question, as its only been 14 years or so in the planning. Its the opening stages of a freight terminal development, and is part of Peels overall plan part of which is the new terminal building, new hotels and facilities.
For anyone interested there's now about 50 detailed drawings etc on the Stockton BC website showing the whole south side development,
including the new acccess road, fencing, buildings, landscaping, etc.
http://www.planningwam.stockton.gov.uk/ ... 8/0728/FUL (http://www.planningwam.stockton.gov.uk/WAM133/showCaseFile.do?appType=planning&appNumber=08/0728/FUL)
look for the associated documents tab once you've found the application to see the
yep its gonna be BIG!!
good job you came to see the Frightning when you did cos she went west, or actually north nearly three years ago, albeit to a good home
I managed to snatch a couple of pics thru the porthole that Boeing laughably calls a window of her being sliced and diced.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/phillip.ch ... sside.html (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/phillip.charlton/teesside.html)
She was carefully removed and moved to Score Energy Ltd based in Peterhead , Scotland . The company overhaul and test industrial Rolls Royce Avons's and hence the Lightning connection . The Lightning is an F3 XR749/DA and went on display at Teesside in September 1995 and moved to Scotland in July 2004 . You can just make her out in a photograph on the company's homepage ; www.score-energy.com (http://www.score-energy.com) .
A few pics of Middleton St George
According to Paul's Photobucket site these where taken in 1981.
Paul are the 20 pics on your photo site all the ones you have of Middleton St George, theres a few buildings I'd be interested to see pics of that arent there anymore or have changed so much.
I think I ask you a while back, if you had the B1 Hanger but I think you said no, and the Electronics Building which is now part of the Terminal I think you also said you didnt take a picture of that.
I'm not at home now so I dont have the building list to hand, but the Guardroom and theres a white building on the very left edge of the Station HQ photo I think that was a Chapel do you have pics of these?
All I have is another shot of the workshop, another of the tower, the gym - several of that and thats it. I cannot think what I was thinking back then I remember the B1 too
The Gym?, I think that was near the Oak tree pub outside the main airport boundary? long since demolished if it was. Can you post one up of it, please, if possible.
The B1 has been stripped of its skin for years now and had a massive new section of steelwork added to one side of it, but its been sat like that for years. I think it was going to be a Leisure center
It's still best to have the photos you have rather than none at all though.
!981, ok thanks. I remember going back there in 1996 and having a look inside the air raid shelter that was beside the larger hangar in the photo. There was also an air raid shelter in front of the Officiers mess which is now a hotel but sadly the shelter has been removed during the construction?
Also Paul, in your book it says something like 'Middleton st george was one of the first operational station to have a Type J', that would mean then its one of the oldest examples?
Yes Stevo, the last C and the first J.
Interesting, shame it was caught in another change and only got 2 T2 and a B1, You can see that the design of the station was laid out like Leeming and Topcliffe and it should have had another 3 J-types. Would have looked much different if it had received them.
Here's some pictures I took a long time ago (about 8 years some about 4 years ago), long before I knew what any of these where and with a really rubbish digital camera. Almost all where taken on the fly from a car window.
But I thought I'd post them up as I have the drawing numbers.
Guardhouse, 494-7/38 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.515428&lon=-1.437918&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl
Sgnt's Mess & Quarters (170), 11525/39 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51614 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.516146&lon=-1.435669&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Station HQ, 1723/36 MG178 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51526 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.515269&lon=-1.43475&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Barrack Block 8-84, 1132/38 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51747 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.517477&lon=-1.431065&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Squash Court, 16583/40 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51390 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.513904&lon=-1.433761&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Workservices, 15975/39 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51495 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514958&lon=-1.432596&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Central Heating Chamber, Type 2A, 16004/39 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51477 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514771&lon=-1.431391&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Armoury, 7616/37 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51465 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514658&lon=-1.430715&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Workshops, 6958/37 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51465 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514658&lon=-1.430715&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Brake Parachute Store, 12651/51 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51402 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514024&lon=-1.429873&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Parachute Store, 6351/37 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51362 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.513628&lon=-1.430595&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Articulated Trailer Shed, 6879/37 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51426 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514268&lon=-1.432974&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Electronics Building, MSG/1825/63 Now used as part of the terminal, althought it looks very different to this now, you cant see any if it anymore. http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51204 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.512041&lon=-1.433793&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Watch Office, 5845/39 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51326 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51326&lon=-1.427508&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Nissen, Crew Rest Room MG305 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51423 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.514239&lon=-1.427644&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
FRA Hangar and remaining Nissen Hut (photo by Rob Brittain)
Aircraft Hangar, Type T.2, 3632/43 (photo by Rob Brittain) http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51536 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51536&lon=-1.42638&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Aircraft Hangar, Type T.2, 3632/43 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51584 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.515846&lon=-1.428587&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Central Armoury, 2041/54 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51649 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.516499&lon=-1.425804&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Line Party Hut, MSG/1786/62 (now Demolished) http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51681 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.516816&lon=-1.425431&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
The following photos where taken from me by a guy who was having flying lessons at the airport, it was about 5 years ago, and I only remember his name was Chris. These are copyright Chris, but where taken for me.
Aircraft Shed "C" 5533/39 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51252 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.512529&lon=-1.430546&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Aircraft Shed "J" 5836/39 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51304 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.513048&lon=-1.429084&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Sqn & flight Offices, Seco, 11613/59 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51522 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.515229&lon=-1.426021&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Aircraft Hangar, Type T.2, 3632/43 http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.51537 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.515378&lon=-1.426333&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
Aircraft Hangar, Type T.2, 3632/43
Missile servicing area (all demolished) http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.50620 ... =0&src=msl (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.506201&lon=-1.427968&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl)
After a brief stop at Thornaby on the 26th July, Middleton St George was the next "target", a few photos below. Again only a quick visit but it was nice to see some intact expansion period buildings.
Mounted prop outside the sergeants quarters and mess
Water tower and works services
One of the T2 hangars, there is also a "J" and a "C".
Various views of the memorial which can be found outside the former officers mess, now a hotel
Wow its such a Scheme 'M' station, it almost hurts!
I like M scheme stations
Two of the 8/84 Barrack blocks where demolished on my last visit here must be at least a year maybe more now, haven't been since then. The Barrack blocks and Institute are own by Affinity Health Care. According to my Aunt who works in mental health there is a new hospital there now she escorted a patient there only the other day.
It's these (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=54.516071&lon=-1.433349&z=19.1&r=0&src=msl) 2 which are gone.
It actually looks like all the barrack blocks could have been demolished looking at the new Google Earth roll back feature. Four and a half of them are gone it says the aerial was taken in June 2006, but it was later than that possibly late 2007.
Image copyright Google Earth
I last visited Middleton St George in June 2005 when they did the unveiling of Andrew Mynarski VC Memorial, typical !! it rained during the ceremony but stopped after it was concluded, later !! the Lancaster of the BBMF did a fly bye, I never seen the Lancaster do the acrobatic rolls it did that day, highly impressed.
Hello all...I'm a first time poster. This is a very informative website. My father was with 419 Squadron at MSG, Sept 1944-April 1945 and completed a tour with the squadron. I visited the airfield in 1994 and saw a number of buildings their, including the officers mess. I have a number of wartime photos of the base, including some taken by my father at the officers mess. I also have some RCAF photos taken on the base during the war, including one colour one. While I notice that there are photos posted up there, I cannot figure out how to post any of my own.
With this airfield being my local I would be very interested to see the pictures you have. To post on this site you need to use photobucket. See this link for photobucket information http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/image-posting-t28.html
A/C R.A. McBurney with Cardinal Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, G/C Hal Miles and Father Paul Nicole watch aircraft take off for Cologne. October 28, 1944. Image provided by Canadian National Defence Image Library and is not restricted by Copyright.
PL 2513 Lancaster Aircraft on Ground 3/4 port Apr 15, 1944. Note that the Port main wheel looks to be stuck in a rut, just off the runway. I believe I have identified the aircraft as KB-731 from a black and white photo, destined to go down over Cambrai, June 12-13, 1944. Can anyone identify the hangers, etc. in the background?
PL44276: This is KB 762, the same image as shown in Lanc at War volume 1. Note that this image is much better contrast and the Noseart is more visible. Can anyone identify for me the church in the background?
My father's photos are at home and I will post these later on.
Those are great photos, like the second one with the Hangars in the background, those are the Type C and Type J Hangars that are still at Middleton St George (Durham Tees Valley Airport) http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=54.512777,-1.429988&spn=0.002314,0.006866&t=h&z=18
Type C Aircraft Shed
Type J Aircraft Shed
The only church it could thats close enough is this one http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=54.499426,-1.436672&spn=0.001157,0.003433&t=h&z=19.
Thanks Steve. Very interesting information on both the hangars and the church. The two level building structure shown on Google maps is consistent with the photo, but the tower seems to be either since removed or obscured somehow. Zooming out shows the likely location of the dispersal pan on which J-Jigg was situated.
Dad flew J-Jigg on a number of occassions, including his first op, to Bergen, October 4, 1944.
Below is a photo of one of the Hangars at MSG, probably August, 1944, when the King, Queen Mum and Princess Elizabeth visited the station. Image is again provided by Canadian National Defence Image Library and is not restricted by Copyright.
Officer's Mess Middleton St. George April 1945
F/Lt Cave and F/Lt Collard. Officer's Mess Middleton St. George April 1945
From David Thompson;
Work on Skylink is due to start
in the Spring and a new boundary fence has already been put up for the
South Side Development although building of the new access road has
already been delayed once .
Plan layout for the airport works can be seen at
Plan layout for Skylink can be seen at
Images of the snow clearance at DTV, link from David Thompson
From David Thompson
After a long slog, Durham Police are now ready to issue the 'Durham Tees Valley Aviation Watch' ID cards.
Anyone wanting an Enthusiast ID card, please send an email to EMAIL REMOVED
Once I've received your email, I'll send by return the covering letter and the application form.
Please note that these cards are for ID purposes only and confer no special rights of way at any airfield. They can be used at other airfields as a means of ID which can be checked by Police/Security simply by phoning Durham Police at DTVA who will hold the applications on file.
Thanks to REF for posting that for me . I should explain that local avaition enthusiasts have been co-operating with the airport authority for some time now to establish an Airport-watch Scheme and it has finally been given the go ahead . The cards give the owner no special rights of access or permission to go airside and is just a form of personal identification . Access around the airport is not as restricted as others in the UK and given the hightened security situation it was thought to be a good idea for people , even like ourselves , who often frequent the airport or the roads nearby looking for good spotting or photography vantage points . The card carries a contact telephone number so that any breaches of security , theft etc can be reported immediately to the authorities . I think other airports may operate similar schemes to this ? If anyone would like the contact email to apply for a card - only valid at DTVA - pm me and I can put you in touch .
New owners announced for Teesside Airport ;
Another nail in the coffin of Teesside Airport . Unsurprisingly it is the lead story in both the local press and on the BBC regional television news .
Reunion report from The Northern Echo ;
My one and only visit to Middleton St George was on 7 November 2003, I was working for European Aviation Air Charter at the time and we brought some troops back from RAF Akrotiri. We arrived on G-BDXH and just after the troops had got off a RAF VC-10 arrived. The KLM Fokker was also parked up as well.
Taken from Gazette Live:
Durham Tees Valley Airport to be sold
DURHAM Tees Valley Airport is to be sold - prompting fears by one local MP that it could ultimately close.
Owner Peel Airports has today announced its plans to sell the facility.
And James Wharton said he has already raised concerns over the situation with the Government.
The Stockton South MP - who has campaigned to see the airport’s future secured - has raised the issue with Transport Minister Theresa Villiers.
"I have explained to her the importance Teesside airport to our sub-regional economy and my concerns about any sale that could eventually lead to closure," the Conservative MP said.
"She, and the Department for Transport, are now aware of the situation and will be following matters closely."
The announcement comes just days after the Gazette revealed fears have been raised over the future of the airport after councils were ordered to find £4.3m to retain their current stake.
Local authorities on Teesside were told they were to face an ultimatum from majority owner Peel to either pay the cash or face a reduction in their shareholdings.
Peel had informed Stockton Council of its intention to serve a "dilution notice", which would mean the councils’ shareholding would be reduced unless the authorities agreed to proportionately match investments made by Peel. The combined investment for the authorities would add up to £4.3m.
The most recent figures for 2010-11 put the airport’s losses at £2m-plus.
And Mr Wharton added today: "This news explains why Peel has refused to comment on speculation about the airport’s future - it is a worrying development and indicates it is no longer focussed on turning it around.
"Peel has a track record, having presided over the closure of Sheffield Airport which has since been turned into an industrial estate, we must ensure our local airport cannot be cast aside in the same way."
News received via David Thompson
PAL are going to sell their 75% shares of DTVA. It is business as usual at DTVA and we are actively looking and speaking to potential buyers to take over DTV and run it as an Airport. The current operator is speaking to all stakeholders including MPís on this and we really need to send a positive message that we are operating and will continue to operate DTV as a regional airport.
Taken approx 1982ish ? when on a visit with the Teesside Aviation Society, sorry don't know which hangar.
The terminal taken at a show in early 80's, poss 83/84ish
Nice pic, whats the aircraft on the right of the photo?? Looks Russian..
Think it may have been an Aviogenex ? TU 134 poss ?
An undated photo of Middleton St George. AiX-ARG Archives
Hopefully some good news for the airport for once !
A new support group for Durham Tees Valley Airport has been launched by a local group of aviation enthusiasts and supporters of 'Teesside Airport' to be run in conjunction with the airport management . Details here ;
A detailed log of airport movements can be found here ;
Found a few old airshows pics
This one was from an old 126 print, believe the Jordanian Falcons were using Pitts this year.
A couple of photos from inside the St George Hotel yesterday:
Nice Iain, not ones I've come across before. Interesting to see, and to think I stayed there about 10 years ago as well!
Found a few more old airshow pics
Very nice smoggleboy, love the Mossie, doesnt the Hunter look like a proper aircraft
Believe this was many years ago for a memorial unveiling ?
A few more from last week that don't duplicate other peoples photos.
Ambulance garage & mortuary
The doors are about a foot thick
Pilbox (modified type 23) (will be in the next eDoB overlay update)
Stanton Shelter (will be in the next eDoB overlay update)
excellent set tigger, the Ambulance Garage doesn't look like its long for this world.
excellent set tigger, the Ambulance Garage doesn't look like its long for this world.
The bulk of the sick quarters site is in a worse state except the decontamination block. All very overgrown.
Haven't really looked through my MStG photos properly yet as the 450 I took overnight after leaving there have occupied me.
A few more random photos of that area.
What a state, I never realised it was this badly decayed at MSG. Very saad to see.
Hello chaps, first post on here and have just found the site. Some really interesting photos of the airport,ive lived in Middleton St George all my life and have some good memories of events and happenings around the airport. In reply to the previous post, things arent as bad as the last set of pics show. These pics are of what until a couple of years ago was called Lancaster house and was a private dwelling, i dont know what happened to the owners but it was up for sale around 10 years ago and i considered buying it. I was there a few months ago and local halfwit youths appear to have all but destoyed the place but i think its still got a few years left in it yet.I know much of the surrounding countryside and some of the landmarks around the airport site so if there are any photos any forum members would like to see let me know and i will be happy to help
RAF Middleton St George was an overspill quarters for Catterick for my Dads final post before Civvy Street beckoned in 1972. The RAF camp had gone civvy by then with only the NAAFI shop left next to the Pub and the odd Building on the Airport itself. MT coaches took the Airmen to Catterick to work every morning with them knackered old Vauxhall Busses. Nice little Camp . I was surprised to see that they changed the road names for some reason, then again First Ave, Second Ave and Third Ave were not that original. Rumour has it there are plans to have and Air display again this year which would be nice to see
Teesside's details from Jan 1982
Does anyone know which were the 419 squadron dispersals at MSG?
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