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    Langford Lodge ground plus aerial views



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    This is a very interesting site.

    Gartree Church is in the centre of the complex and is open for Church Services on Sundays for the general public.

    The old Station Hospital remains and is now a cowshed.

    The farmer used the huge Lockheed built hangar to store his machinery

    I have a few new pictures on http://www.ww2ni.webs.com

    I was also told that the very straight road to the site was built especially for the transport of aircraft by road for repair.


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    Has anyone any information about the Airfield Hospital which is still in good condition on site??

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    Hugo do you have pictures of the NI's control towers that we can utilize for the archive and future CT web site? Or indeed any CT pictures, taken anywhere?

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    Engine Test Stand, March 1943:



    Mess Hall, March 1943:



    Tyre Recapping Machine, March 1943:



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    Hi NP,

    Sorry cant help with Control Tower photos. ww2ni has posted some on the Sydenham thread. He's the guy to speak to about NI Airfield photographs.

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    Out of sheer curiosity who now owns the entire airfield ? some say Martin Baker others say RLC engineering ! or is it a joint ownership ?

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    Depends what you mean by "airfield". The northern dispersals were over a mile from the end of the runway so it was a large area in total. I doubt it was all owned by MB at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ni_gaz View Post
    Out of sheer curiosity who now owns the entire airfield ? some say Martin Baker others say RLC engineering ! or is it a joint ownership ?
    From the company website:
    the Group provides manufacturing, supply chain management and project management capabilities to many of the major aerospace companies in Europe and North America..
    I guess that means that they own and maintain the airfield and Martin-Baker rents it.

    Edit: Hm, that's funny.... here they claim they suppport legacy ejection seats from their center at Langford. The odd thing is that M-B claims they support all their products long after they've gone out of production. Some kind of joint-venture perhaps?
    Last edited by RonaldV; 27-12-2011 at 21:18.

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