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    My First post! well Stormy down is only a mile up the road and i have many photos of the airfield over a number of years but the photo sizing gremlins didn't allow me to upload my best shots so here are some that did sneak through!

    commissioned by the air ministry in 1939 'Stormy' was to become a rather problematic airfield with poor drainage and terrible crosswinds which blew across its 3 grass runways, a training base for RAF rear gunners it saw literally thousands of service personnel pass through its hands. Today it is in the hands of developers and they have cleaned the place ready to become a soil reclamation yard and possibly wind turbines on the landing ground. On Sunday there is a market held at the site, but according to rumor this is due to end...
    i love this historic airfield and to walk around its perimeter is like stepping back in time, much of the airfield still exists today as it did during the war years. it may be small and gravel extraction has taken some of the site away but you can still see what was there. a lovely site with an important historic past which should be looked after....















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    Thanks ww2nut, it's nice to see pics of the obscure airfields.

    The Braithwaite water tower looks to be in VG condition; a new lease of life?

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    can anyone identify the building in picture 2? been wondering for ages

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    Inlet Sub-station / transformer house

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    stormy 1980

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    i cant thank you enough for posting these older photos of stormy, ive been looking for older photos for years, any others you may have would be gratefully received, thanks again

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    taken from the other side
    will look for some more
    we are all here to help
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    again a lovely shot, so nice to see the airfield as it was, i am really interested also in the control tower which was just in front of this group of hangers, i believe it was a temporary type building but i have never before seen one,
    thanks again

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    update: the whole site is now owned by ciean who recycle earth or something, and is planned for a wind farm shortly, i have been asked to provide info and pictures to be put in information boards around the airfield site, as it is likely the whole site will be lost forever. i am however very pleased that the wind farm developers are paying for the info boards and their up keep! only the remaining hangers and some Stanton and other shelters will survive the development. so i need as many photos as i can get!
    thanks everyone what would i do without AIX!

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