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    Default RAF Patrington / Holmpton

    Just thought I'd let you guys know I am off to Holmpton this weekend. It's a big underground nuclear bunker in Humberside. It's also a museum, quite interesting if you want to look at it. It only closed it the 80's.
    I'll try to get some normal pics up of it next week if I can.

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    Mind the laptops!

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    Holmpton? Isn't that what should be called Patrington?

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    Absolutly RAF Patrington not Holmpton only became RAF Holmpton when it was no longer RAF

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    Just a quick one. I have access to Holmpton overnight on Halloween with a group of friends. I have it from 8pm alone until everyone turns up at around 9-9.30pm. If anyone is around the area and wants to roam alone around the rooms please feel free to let me know. There will be no guide for you, you have access to the whole uderground area if you wish to have a good nosey undisturbed. If you wish to stay a little later then I have a friend who is doing a past-life regression session too for anyone who believes in re-incarnation.

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    RAF Patrington / Holmpton official website online now;
    http://www.rafholmpton.com/

    They also have a History site too;
    http://www.rafholmptonhistory.org.uk/

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwichpaul View Post
    Absolutly RAF Patrington not Holmpton only became RAF Holmpton when it was no longer RAF
    Don't really understand this. According to Sub Brit, Patrington was the WWII GCI complex, which proved unsatisfactory for post WWII development, hence an adjacent site - three miles away - was selected.

    On the 5th September 1952 Fighter Command officially adopted the name RAF Holmpton and at the same time confirmed that RAF Patrington would have no role to play in the ROTOR programme.
    RAFM has a site plan for Holmpton VQJ. Any idea what the 'VQJ' is ?

    Graham

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    via Terry Clout (JSU) RAF HOLMPTON / subbrit

    The Operations Area of RAF SUPPORT COMMAND which was based
    at RAF HOLMPTON between 1984 and 1991 has now been
    fully restored - Following extensive research both the
    allocation centre (supply centre) and Command Pit now
    contain all original equipment/charts & details just as
    the area was during its operational days. New viewing
    windows have been installed to give a 'birds eye' view
    of the Command Pit floor which is exactly 80ft below
    the surface.

    Although open since 2004 this area was always scheduled
    for full restoration and is now open to visitors in it's
    authentic form.

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    Attached photo from David Thompson


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    Thanks REF . The photograph was taken on 11 July 2009 looking east towards the coast . The main entrance to the site , car park and guardroom bungalow with access to the museum and underground system is on the left centre . I have been on a visit to the museum there before and it is well worth the effort if a little difficult to get too ! I can't remember what all of the other surface buildings were but I'm sure the one at the top of the car park was a standby generator house and I seem to remember a workshop and guard dog kennels .

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