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CDP
05-09-2008, 23:54
RAF Cluntoe

I noticed that Cluntoe has been mentioned on one or two threads so had a rummage around t'interweb and found this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/yourplaceandmine/tyrone/cluntoe_airfield_ardboe.shtml

There's some very interesting anecdotal material and it makes for an interesting read.

Chris

Ballyhalbert
29-07-2009, 13:02
Oops - I think that link should be:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/yourplaceandmine/tyrone/cluntoe_airfield_ardboe.shtml

It wouldn't open for me as there 2 http's.

P Bellamy
25-10-2009, 19:53
Cypher training at the 8AF 4th Combat Crew Replacement Center, RAF Cluntoe, 30th December 1943.
Students are transcribing from Signals Corps Keyers Type TG-10-F, the reel-to-reel machines on the right:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k227/ramc181/CT1-2.jpg

All the best,
PB

ww2ni
26-11-2009, 21:56
This is an airfield which has a control tower crying out for restoration!

I have written to the local press expressing this view as it is in such good condition.
I have some pictures on my website.

The Control Tower is great and the Crash Tender shed, Air Signal Square and Flying Equipment Store can all easily be found.;-)

ww2ni
10-12-2009, 20:53
Cluntoe Control Tower

:p

ww2ni
03-05-2010, 16:18
Hi,
Can you identify this building for me.
On going inside there is a slightly raised platform to the right which is the tallest side of the building. - This may have been where an instructor was positioned.


I initially thought it is an AML Bomb trainer but not sure.

I tried to add other pictures but they are too large.

Inside looking from the raised section is a small room on the left and a doorway directly facing you which goes towards the nearby building.

This is positioned near a row of about 5 buildings which may have been accomodation or classrooms.

Confused!

ww2ni
03-05-2010, 16:31
I had a great time yesterday looking around Cluntoe Airfield.

The pictures attached are of a building complex which you can perhaps identify for me.

What was its purpose?

There is a Norden Bomb Site building beside this and I also saw a second one on a separate area of the airfield.

Hope you can help.

Denis
03-05-2010, 18:47
Well it looks like a decontamination block to my untrained eyes, probably wrong... usually am!

Able Mabel
03-05-2010, 19:44
Have to say that its an early design 'Ops. Block 1940 pattern similar to drawing No. 15586/40; Similar to Goxhill and HOSM.

Richard Flagg
03-05-2010, 19:49
I'd agree that its an ops block too, especially if the Norden Bombsight Building is next to it. Nice photos

PETERTHEEATER
13-06-2010, 08:18
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/Cluntoecaption.jpg

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/CluntoeRAFmarchpast.jpg

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/Cluntoecaption2.jpg

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/Cluntoe2.jpg

ww2ni
13-06-2010, 13:48
Great pictures.
If I get a chance I will try and find where the flagpole stood and do a "Then and Now" picture comparrison.

PETERTHEEATER
25-03-2011, 07:28
I have located the former bomb store area at Cluntoe and two extant Fuzing Point sheds can be seen, probably the original buildings. It is in the NE just below the junction of two runways as seen in this location map: (FPs just below centre right of image)

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l366/PRACHUAP/CLUNTOEBSFPsMarch2011cropped.jpg