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    guzzi, that sure is the ops block, the norden bombsight building is just behind it, ouot of view in your photo.
    Ref, can you steer me towards a map or drawing of the site of the airfield, to the East of the remaining hangar & tower site, I would like to learn more about that part of the airfield. I took a picture of the Memorial, said to be on the Mess Site, Site 4, no sign there of any old buildings or footings.

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    North Pickenham Site 4:



    Dining Hall to the eastern corner, Officers' Mess to the south, Sergeants' Mess (with annexe) to the west.

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    Well Done PB. The site is now, I believe, private homes. For a while, it was some sort of religious community. Funny, you go past these places on a regular basis, and don't really take much notice of what is going on.

    PS what about the site on the other side of the road? Domestic Nissen huts? There is a school in the field closer to the road now, which could be on part of the site.
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    Just remembered the haulage company sited a Pickenham, couple of pic on their website.

    http://www.esjwalpole.co.uk/index.ph...id=7&Itemid=11

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    Just received copies of maps of the airfield site from RAF Museum. Site 11, right down south, nearly into South Pickenham is covered in bushes & trees now, though one building still remains. Looks like an air-raid shelter, with a blast wall protecting the entrance, tho' it isn't mention on the site plan.

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    A couple of short videos I did this afternoon looking north across the airfield from the B1077 road showing the site as it is today, note the noise of the wind turbines! You can see the perimeter track / taxiway and the remaining hangar in the distance, plenty of chicken sheds too!




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    Some photos from yesterday as well;

    Admin site with Ops Block


    Ops Block



    Norden Bombsight Store & Workshop


    T2 Hangar


    Door runners still in situ


    M & E Plinth on Site 11


    Theodolite Pillar



    I was told this might be something to do with the Thor site, can anyone confirm?

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    Last photo shows the Thor site Power Conversion Building.

    All the best,
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    Thanks for the confirmation Paul

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