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    It was the RADAR site, here. Notable as it was the first to house joint military and civil air traffic controllers when it became "Northern RADAR".

    The picket post and tractor shed still exist in reasonable condition. The radio huts were in very poor condition last time i was up there.

    The wireless transmitter site had a single building, here, with the aerial arrays around the outside of the visible rectangular area.

    Also see: http://www.airfieldinformationexchan...%28Stretton%29
    Last edited by Richard Flagg; 11-02-2012 at 03:27.

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    Visited Stretton on the 21st April. Access is very easy via the eastern entrance which is part of the peri track extention and is now frequently used by dog walkers



    southern dispersals


    rear entrance to the Type B fighter pen shelter


    inside the Type B fighter pen shelter


    The Shell buildings have been attacked by the local youths


    eastern observation room

    western observation room

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    southern taxi way looking west


    southern taxi way looking east


    front entrance to the Type B fighter pen shelter


    hangar on the private strip that uses part of the NE taxy way as a runway


    CFM Shadow on the NE private strip


    looking down the main runway from the eastern end


    SW taxy way


    There is now a microlight strip just outside of the SW boundary of the old airfield know as Barley Hay

    thanks for looking

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    Can anyone give me any idea of how many hangars were built at Stretton? Also, how many still survive?

    Thanks

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    From the two Admiralty Controlled Books:

    1944
    4 Squadron 60 by 70 by 20 ft
    4 Squadron 60 by 70 by 17 ft
    1 Blister under construction
    One ARS (185 by 105) on north side of airfield at repair yard (storage under construction - planned for 25 aircraft)

    1945
    4 Teesside 'S' 60 by 70 by 20 ft
    6 Mains 60 by 70 by 17 ft
    1 Blister for ATC gliders
    Workshops at repair yard. (Storage now planned for 300 aircraft)

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    Thanks Graham!

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    I had the opportunity to visit this place today, wow what a huge site! I did not expect it to be this big and in such a good condition.

    Will be going back soon, I am after a site layout or map if anybody can help?

    Thanks

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