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    And one more of a visiting Victor bomber
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    Went 'bunker hunting' today..
    As the track was in use and i was side-tracked with other jobs, I only got up in fading daylight- didn't find anything, but bearing in mind there is a ditch and bank in place where this possible access is..
    I am going to return next weekend and continue my search depending on how much work there is to do on the aircraft.

    Any more leads would be appriciated, in particular exact location of the access or other entrances, if they exist.

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    I am trawling through my records (from others) and starting to post some general information.
    B47's:-
    1st. Sighting B47E "20479" of 40BW/44BS Schilling AFB TDY Greenham Common; GCA's on 26.7.57

    308BW B47E's 15/3/58 :- 31870;31874;31883;31888;31899;32114;32133;32382;32 385;32390;32414 and 6 others similar recorded serials incorrectly read....................Hunter AFB

    96BW B47E's 23/7/59 :- 12441;15218;20068;31849;31852;32038;32335;32336 and two more (mis reads) ...................Dyess AFB

    Others from 100BW being collated at present

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    Had a long chat with my dad over the weekend, the tunnels are service tunnels only covered the extension of the runway and southwest side of the old part of the airfield.

    He remember's having to go down in them when he was stationed there.

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    That makes sense. Thanks.

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    Liked this photo so much, just had to enlarge and post. This is David Smith's photo. He took this at the 1960 Open House at B-thorpe. Such a good example of the 'Good ole days' at Brunty. Jack
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    Aerial View of RAF Bruntingthorpe. Date of photo unknown. Labels are mine. Jack W

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    I stand to be corrected, but i beleive they are water settlement units, linked in with the drainage system. I think it simpily allows water to evaporate out of the drainage system.

    You can find them at many airfields, such as Waddington.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by XL565 View Post
    I stand to be corrected, but i beleive they are water settlement units, linked in with the drainage system. I think it simpily allows water to evaporate out of the drainage system.

    You can find them at many airfields, such as Waddington.

    Tom
    You are correct on that one Tom.
    As kids we used to swim in the one at the bottom end of the runway.
    The smaller ones are about 3 foot deep. The larger ones are about 6' deep.

    I think that there are 5 if not six on the airfield.

    The picture that shows it as green was during the hot period when the weed absolutely covered the top.

    Steve

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    Jack, just read and re-read your most interesting piece in Airfield Review 126 'The Fox, The Hounds and the Lone Rider - RAF Bruntingthorpe c.1961'. What I like about it, is that you can just picture the events in your mind as they unfold. I even got Mrs Norwichpaul to read it and she enjoyed it too. So thanks for that - dont suppose you have any more?

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