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    Myself and Noel stopped at Wroughton in June 2009. Some of the photos we took

    Control Tower


    C Type Aircraft Shed


    L Type Aircraft Shed


    Robins Hangar


    View of the main site

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    Situated on the side Barbury Castle hill fort is the gun butts. It has been carved out of the side of the hill. Aircraft would have to be towed quite a long way to test their cannon/machine guns.



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    Watch Office


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    A couple of pics of wroughton taken during my first 'proper' x country in my little glider 28/8/89.
    Old Sarum-Membury-Wroughton-OS



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    Some pics of Wroughton control tower (watch office?) taken in 2004 whilst on a visit to the Science Museum reserve collection...










    Signals square or building bases ?

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    You will also find D types

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    If this is on the side of the stairs and access door to the radio room, it was a signal square.

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    I have Wroughton listed as an Expansion Period airfield, from the aeriels though i can't make out the layout of an EP site.
    Is my imformation incorrect or was Wroughton of a different time period to more conventional EP airfields. Also, what if anything remains apart from the Hangars? Any of the messes or barrack blocks??

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    Jason, Wroughton was a civilian manned aircraft storage unit, with only a small RAF presense. Consequently it never had domestic buildings as such. The HQ site retains 90% of its techninical buildings and all the sub-sites retain their hangars etc.

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    Thanks Paul. It looks an interesting site. The tower is a very unusual type. Is this a 'non military' type?
    Reading elsewhere it seems that the former hospital has gone, has the memorial that was sited in front of it survived?

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