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Lt Cmdr ( A )
29-07-2008, 19:58
Called in at the former RAF. station at Calveley on Friday, near to Wardle in Cheshire.

Although I had gained permission from the Managing Agents of the site, to go on aznd photograph whatever I liked, afraid the Tenanat Farmer, was a total pain,. He has gated all the accesses to the site and made it very difficult indeed to get to the Watch Tower, Crash Tender Shed and all the other buildinds stall standing side by side.

Anyway, here's some of the shots I managed to get.

This is on the approach road to the site.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0105.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
29-07-2008, 20:04
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0106.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 12:47
R.A.F. Calveley, situated 5 miles NW of Nantwich in Chesire.

Opened 1942.

Closed 1946.

Command : - Flying Training.

Formation. :- 21 Group ( Spitalgate ).

Function :- Advanced Flying Unit.

Accommodation :- Temporary.

hangars :- T1 - 1, 65' Blisters -4.

Compliment :- 1453 R.A.F. and W.A.A.F.

Affilated Airfields. Cranage & Wrexham ( Satellites )

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0126.jpg

Picture showing remains of Perimeter Track leading to Watch Tower, Crash Tender Shed and other buildings.

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 12:54
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0128.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 12:56
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0129.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 12:57
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0130.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 12:59
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0131-1.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 13:00
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0132.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 13:01
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0133.jpg

Lt Cmdr ( A )
30-07-2008, 13:05
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn251/Fleetairarm/DSCF0134-1.jpg

This is as near as you can get to the complex, about half a mile away. Shot taken over the fields by telephoto lens, sorry I couldn't get any closer.

a10694
20-10-2011, 18:41
These are actually from a couple of years ago.

It's here (or was here):-

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.113751&lon=-2.605555&z=16.1&r=0&src=msl

The Watch Office:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0297.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0359.jpg

Staircase - the RAF obviously were short of plasterers:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0312.jpg

Balcony view:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0317.jpg

Did I feel lucky - no:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0342.jpg

Fire Station:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0324-1.jpg

Across the other side, but rarely visited, is the shooting range:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0378-1.jpg

Vents, presumably to let fumes out:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0376-1.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/p10694/raf%20calveley/DSC_0391.jpg

PETERTHEEATER
21-10-2011, 06:49
Staircase - the RAF obviously were short of plasterers:

No, the WW2 design structures were usually left unrendered on the inside but the 'fair face' of the brick was inwards and was painted. Rendering on the outside was the norm as weather protection.