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Daveg4otu
04-10-2010, 10:11
Have just read Paul's condensed article...very interesting indeed.
I am wondering , does anyone have any pictures of the antenna arrays?They should make interesting viewing.

The only thing I have found so far is a couple of pictures of the FLR-9 array...there must have been far more than that.

Paul Francis
04-10-2010, 12:43
Ah I was beginning to think no one had seen it:

http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/content.php

PNK
04-10-2010, 16:15
Do you get get any stats on the number of views or is that only threads?

Paul Francis
04-10-2010, 16:23
No idea PNK, the Chicksands mini-report is one of several planned for the CMS, got a whole load more waiting in the wind!

buccaneer66
04-10-2010, 18:20
I've read it as well just hadn't got round to commenting yet.

canberra
04-10-2010, 18:24
Shouldnt this thread be on the other sites thread??? As far as I know Chickands was a Y station and not Radar or RDF station.

Hal_Chase
05-10-2010, 09:28
Interesting reading Paul, thanks. I must admit I had missed it in its original location.

I ride a mountain bike around the woods next to the base and there's still a certain amount of 'activity' in the area from time to time and its not unusual to see people creeping about in BDU.

kebecker
31-01-2011, 18:23
Have just read Paul's condensed article...very interesting indeed.
I am wondering , does anyone have any pictures of the antenna arrays?They should make interesting viewing.

The only thing I have found so far is a couple of pictures of the FLR-9 array...there must have been far more than that.

DoD's Defenseimagery

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/DF-ST-90-10169.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
27-11-2011, 00:14
You are quite correct Canberra. My Sister - in - Law's Mother worked at Chicksands during the war and all she would ever tell her daughter was that they wrote messages out and sent them by motor cyle courier to Bletchley Park. She had nothing to do or ny knowledge of Radar or RDF at Chicksands.

canberra
27-11-2011, 11:33
I did my spys course at Chicksands, its an odd place. All the buildings are American, according to the staff the married quarters were on 110 volts power supply and had to be converted to 230 volts. Personally I dont believe that as at Sculthorpe we were on 240 volts as it then was and having spoken to Americans based at Mildenhall and all their power is 230volts.

YellowPinkie
27-11-2011, 12:40
I did my spys course at Chicksands, its an odd place. All the buildings are American, according to the staff the married quarters were on 110 volts power supply and had to be converted to 230 volts. Personally I dont believe that as at Sculthorpe we were on 240 volts as it then was and having spoken to Americans based at Mildenhall and all their power is 230volts.

The last projects I worked on at lakenheath and Mildednhall, I had to design both 110V and 230V circuits, the installations had to comply with the worst case of IEE and NFPA standards, an absolute nightmare! The official guidance was that all electrical equipment was to be to local standards unless there was good reason to install US power - there was ALWAYS good reason...

Digression from thread over...

Jenna
27-11-2011, 15:38
I did a little research into Chicksands not to long ago (its literally just over the hill!)... one document I managed to get hold of was the AN/FLR-9 manual.

if anyone wants a copy.
AN/FLR-9 (http://www.raidxtreme.eu/webpics/FLR_9.pdf)

yankee@large
03-01-2013, 03:06
Stationed at Chicksands 93-95. One of the last 9 Security Policemen to hand over the base to RAF/MOD. I have attached one of the photos from the hand over ceremony. In the final days there were only 2 of us on the whole base!!. I will post more photos soon and am looking for my copies of the LE Desk blotters if I still have them. Happy to answer any questions if I can. Met my wife there and go married in the base chapel. Great Base!!!

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a10694
12-01-2013, 21:13
There are 5 excellent museums on the base, worth a look, details here: http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museums/0000000048-Military-Intelligence-Museum.htm

norfolkred1
13-01-2013, 00:53
My Son in Law is stationed at Chicksands. still unaware of what he does on the base, but being Ex-Military I know better than to ask. Seems more of a training Unit as such nowadays. Still very American in appearance with it's accommodation in the American Motel guise. Nice Camp all the same

yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:38
I did my spys course at Chicksands, its an odd place. All the buildings are American, according to the staff the married quarters were on 110 volts power supply and had to be converted to 230 volts. Personally I dont believe that as at Sculthorpe we were on 240 volts as it then was and having spoken to Americans based at Mildenhall and all their power is 230volts.


Most buildings had both 110 and 240 volts.

yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:41
My old dorm across from the NCO Club. Corner window 1st Floor (British terms).

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yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:43
Old BX, Bank, Computer Shop

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yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:45
Inside Building 600 after being checked for classified.
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yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:48
Final draw down Summer 1995. Outside Building 600
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yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:50
Looking towards the "Hill" from the Law Enforcement building



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yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:52
Last day Sept 1995 HAND OVER

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yankee@large
18-01-2014, 00:54
The end of USAF Occupation of RAF Chicksands

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yankee@large
29-03-2014, 14:18
Here is one of the 774 Security Police Pass-Ons in the last months before base closure. We normally kept this on the LE/CSC desk and brief at guard mount.


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