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    Default Shawbury

    Another airfield I can't find a thread for.

    Photo taken in January 2007

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    Hi all
    had a walk around here on the way back from Sleap, just took a few shots whilst it was quiet

    Stop Butts for testing aircraft cannon/machine guns,the aircraft had there tails lifted so to into the recess



    Pillbox just outside of the fence near to a crash gate



    Storage hangers off site



    Long range C type


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    Default Shawbury pillbox

    Found this one hiding under a tree


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    Default Re: Shawbury

    Don't ask !
    Hanger 2


    Hanger 3


    Hanger 4


    Old flying control


    New control

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    Default Re: Shawbury pillbox

    What type of gun were these Turnbull mounts used for Peter?
    The example below was salvaged from Hunsdon several years ago. I had thought watercooled Vickers 303.


    Image by Andrew Parkes


    As for pillboxes, I still get my type 27's mixed up with type 24's!
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    Default Re: Shawbury pillbox

    That's correct; but could be adapted to other types.

    It's all here:

    http://www.pillbox-study-group.org.u...mountspage.htm

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    Default Re: Shawbury

    Anyone live near Shawbury that would be able to photograph for me ASAP please three pillboxes at:

    52.801847, -2.675546 - here

    52.797994, -2.652082 - here

    52.802398, -2.665526 - here

    These are wanted urgently to finish an AiX project off. Just Google earth the Lat / long

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    I did my AATC course here in 78(late august- early october) and after I did the course I never returned to Shawbury. Unlike a lot of AATCs I didnt go to the annual 5 a side tournament and I didnt do a radar course and I failed the aptitude test for controller training.

    What I do remember was that the block we occupied was made of metal(thyeve since been demolished I believe), it worried me when we had a thunderstorm one evening! Also one night we had a heavy frost so they put the heating on next day. In fact a couple of years later it set the record for the coldest temperature recorded in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberra View Post
    I did my AATC course here in 78(late august- early october) and after I did the course I never returned to Shawbury. Unlike a lot of AATCs I didnt go to the annual 5 a side tournament and I didnt do a radar course and I failed the aptitude test for controller training.
    Yes, I went through in Nov 78...and like you, have never returned. I wish I had had a better look around while I was there though. Wednesday afternoon's was sports afternoon and we would go off to one of the hangars to play Badminton or kick a football about. The accomodation blocks were on the other side of the road, if memory serves me right and I'm of the same opinion, they've gone now.

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    I did TTF in 85 and am back as a civvie now !! The old blocks have been replaced by a floodlight sports pitch !! and a standbye car park. The blocks did contain asbestoes we were led to belive !!

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