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    Great pictures Richard. Interesting that the cupola is out of place. From pictures I've seen of other BHQ's the cupola was supported on small sections of RSJ. I assumed it was cast in place and thus fixed but this suggests it was just resting on the RSJ's and may have been cast elsewhere and lifted into place?

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    Air Force Sergeants Association USAFE 2002
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    RIchard, is the Pyro Store still standing there along the lane to the tower? Just curious.

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    Looks to me like the cupola has been shifted out of place by a few inches, almost as if an JCB as nudged it?

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    Paul is right, it probably got clattered by a machine when the new building next to it was being out up. They do only rest on sections of RSJ, Richard has seen the Hunsdon example. There the RSJ has almost rusted right through. It wont be that many years before the weight of the cupola overcomes what is left of the steelwork.

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    If the cupola could be displaced that easily, it's lucky they were never used for their intended purpose. I'd imagine a nearby bomb or shell-burst would shift it too.

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    Hi all
    Found this B17 Mighty Mike of the 94th BG, having a engine change at Bury St Edmonds


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl H View Post
    RIchard, is the Pyro Store still standing there along the lane to the tower? Just curious.
    Hi Karl

    yes is it still there, I took a couple of photos of it last week and will post them on the Bury St Edmunds Airfield thead when time allows.

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    A couple of Aerial views I took on the way down to Duxford on 18 May 2010


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    Default Re: Bury St Edmunds / Rougham

    Doesn't seem like nearly twenty years ago.

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