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I noticed that Cluntoe has been mentioned on one or two threads so had a rummage around t'interweb and found this:
There's some very interesting anecdotal material and it makes for an interesting read.
Oops - I think that link should be:-
It wouldn't open for me as there 2 http's.
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:
All the best,
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.;-)
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.
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.
Well it looks like a decontamination block to my untrained eyes, probably wrong... usually am!
Have to say that its an early design 'Ops. Block 1940 pattern similar to drawing No. 15586/40; Similar to Goxhill and HOSM.
Richard E Flagg
I'd agree that its an ops block too, especially if the Norden Bombsight Building is next to it. Nice photos
If I get a chance I will try and find where the flagpole stood and do a "Then and Now" picture comparrison.
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)
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