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    Denton was a RLG used by Sywell during the War. I'm starting to research it for a possible Airfield Review article. Has anyone got any info that might help, beyond what's in the usual sources? Also, has anyone got any photos or plans that are suitable for publication?

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    Any one know what these earth works are south of Denton http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.18....2&r=0&src=msl there seems to be a bunker or building of some sort surrounded by a bank and a wet moat, most are over grown but there are 2 seperate groups of them.

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    Default Re: Denton

    That's Yardley Chase, a WW2 Army munitions storage site(s).

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...p/t-16532.html

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    Thanks Peter I thought it had to have something to do with explosives.

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    In my researches I've come across mention of a B-17 landing on the airfield, narrowly missing the canteen as it did so. I presume this was from one of the local units (Podington, Thurleigh, Chelveston etc). Does anyone have any info, date, serial number etc. Also, I assume that the aircraft had to be flown out again - the maximum landing strip length was 3,000 ft so it might have been a bit of a squeeze!

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    The site looks like it could be a good walk, and maybe worth the effort.

    I've got a site plan at home and will post it up in the morning along with some info too.

    However did find this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/s...a4379835.shtml
    Last edited by Jerry; 10-12-2009 at 17:56.

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    Hi all,

    I recently salvaged 2 wooden framed blister hangers from the grounds of a Stately home in Northamptonshire (Courteenhall). When speaking to the 95 year old Lord who originally erected them on the site in 1948 he mentioned they were from Brafield airfield although i cant seem to find any info. Can anyone shed any light on the location?

    Cheers,

    Tim.

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    Could be Denton RLG just down the road from Brafield.

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    Probably Denton airfield just down the road.

    http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/av...ds/Denton.html

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    Spooky!!!

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