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    Okay these aren't exactly the most interesting pics but i thought it was important that there should be a thread on AIX about the former RAF Stratford anyway.

    Unfortunatley we couldn't get any pics of the control tower area on this visit (if anybody has any it would be great if you could post them on here)!

    Anyway heres a link to the control towers site so you can see what i couldn't get to photograph -

    http://www.controltowers.co.uk/S/Stratford.htm

    Heres a few from me -

















    ..As i said..not the most exciting pics but great to see that some of Stratford still exists.

    Cheers,

    Steve
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    I did manage to see the B1 and even the control tower or what is left of it but that I am afraid is about all. Also one plan I have on my website pages of Stratford states MAYCRETE, sorry will amend as soon as poss! I am not sure but is it harder to look around now as there seems to be more office/factory buildings since we were there?




    http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlant...of_england.htm RAF Stratford

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    Thanks for posting those Richard. Never got to see the B1 on our visit so it's good to see that pic of it. I wasn't even aware it was still standing to be honest. Thats not to say it isn't still there obviously as it's more than likely buried amongst the new modern buildings.

    Cheers
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    It could have gone now as I took that picture about five years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie View Post
    Okay these aren't exactly the most interesting pics but i thought it was important that there should be a thread on AIX about the former RAF Stratford anyway.

    ..As i said..not the most exciting pics but great to see that some of Stratford still exists.

    Cheers,

    Steve

    After re-visiting the old Stratford Upon Avon (Atherstone) airfield today (14/4/10) i think think these pics will more than make up for what i said in the quote above!

    Dispersed site.... -


    .....With some great artwork still in place on the walls -






    The tower is not in the best condition unfortunatly and the owners didnt really want me to enter as they thought it was unsafe -


    ..More shortly
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    Second batch from the 14/4/10 -


    Water Tower -


    Back on the dispersed site. If these doors are originals then they're in great condition -


    More artwork -




    Cheers,

    Steve
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    Good job mate, glad to see you could get on there. What era does the artwork date from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiganMick59 View Post
    Good job mate, glad to see you could get on there. What era does the artwork date from?
    Wartime era Mick. All the art work is in the old mess hall.

    Last batch (14/4/10) -




    These trees now stand where one of the runways once were -




    One more of the tower. Who needs windows eh?



    A revisit is planned. The Standby set house and Ops Block still survive as well.
    Many thanks to both landowners of the communial and control tower sites for the access.
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    Made a return trip to Warwickshire a couple of weeks ago and met up with fellow AiXer Richard Drew for some airfield exploring. Heres a few from our Stratford visit to compliment the pics i've already posted here on my other posts. This has turned out to be a really interesting site to look over -

    Decontamination block -




    Inside view -




    Set-House -


    The sewage site is in excellent condition -




    The communial site buildings -




    Can anybody shed any light about the art work in the old mess hall here at Stratford?? (more pics posted earlier in this thread) We were thinking that perhaps they date from after the war when these buildings were possibly used to house homeless Polish persons -


    Cheers,
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    Great pics mate, a lot more to that place than it first seems.

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