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    Is the site generally accessible or is it within the prison grounds now?

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    All with in the prison grounds, it was an arranged visit.

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    Thanks

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    Here is a early image from Eastchurch, depicting a Voisin LA-5, 8521. c/o Krul, any idea off the date?



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    You can drive down the road leading to the prison as the people do who visit the prisoners, there still a lot of wartime buildings to be seen which have been converted to stores and maintenance buildings but no trace of any hangers you can even make out where the Sheppy Light Railway crossed the road leading to the prison the Railway closed in 1956 there was a halt at eastchurch and a siding for the Airfield.
    One of the Airfields later claim to fame was that the author of All Creatures Great and Small was stationed at Eastchurch during the WW2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally Ho View Post
    You can drive down the road leading to the prison as the people do who visit the prisoners, there still a lot of wartime buildings to be seen which have been converted to stores and maintenance buildings but no trace of any hangers you can even make out where the Sheppy Light Railway crossed the road leading to the prison the Railway closed in 1956 there was a halt at eastchurch and a siding for the Airfield.
    One of the Airfields later claim to fame was that the author of All Creatures Great and Small was stationed at Eastchurch during the WW2.
    Please see this. Hope you like it, it took weeks of research and building to get it almost as it was during world war 2. Even built Hang the expense, the B17.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwuImJLNPH0

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    In the PDF mentioned in post #16 there is a copy of airfield plan 239/33 and in the middle of the landing field there is a ship type shape with a number in it. As this version is unreadable can anyone tell me what it is referred to in the index? I am assuming it is a bombing target but the aerial photos show it as a circle with a centre dot.

    (Note the link mentioned is no longer valid)

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    The site www.pfr.co.uk is down for essential maintenance (it says).

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