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airfields man
12-07-2011, 22:26
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I took these photographs today at the Bramley Training Area. I was told by the three Police Officers ? outside a main gate that this is used by the S.A.S for training...

airfields man
12-07-2011, 22:32
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There is a Memorial Stone here but I wasn't allowed to even get near it, the police told me that it is even restricted too them. The only photographs That I could take. 12-07-2011.

canberra
12-07-2011, 22:34
Any training area can be used by the SAS.

PETERTHEEATER
13-07-2011, 05:25
The site was, formerly, Bramley Central Ammunition Depot (CAD). Plenty of woods and dispersed concrete buildings to skulk around.

canberra
16-07-2011, 14:21
It was this site that the sappers cleared of chemical weapons in 1990.

Richard Flagg
16-10-2012, 20:21
One of the many former munitions hangars around Bramley

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MikeO
16-10-2012, 20:48
Bramley is south of the Berkshire border, in Hampshire. Not sure the date the War Office built their facility but in 1942 the Air Ministry had their eyes on a site, about a mile or two to the north, for an a three runway airfield for use as a home for Transport squadrons of the USAAF. Those ambitions foundered in the December 1942 review. A similar facility was planned for Rotherwick, a few miles to the south east of Bramley. A couple of those "airfields that never were".

StuartBr
17-10-2012, 16:02
A friend of mine, who is reliably "in the know", told me that the Bramley site can never be fully returned to civilian use, because of the amount of still buried "nasties" and contamination.

Richard Flagg
17-10-2012, 16:40
A friend of mine, who is reliably "in the know", told me that the Bramley site can never be fully returned to civilian use, because of the amount of still buried "nasties" and contamination.

I was told the same when I was there too.