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    Default Limavady

    I good airfield to visit with a cracking Control Tower and an Anti-Aircraft Dome Trainer.

    A good selection of buildings left on site.

    Be careful you dont get the boot from this Coastal Command mural - To see the Coastal Command Gremlin mural take a look at http://www.ww2ni.webs.com

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    Default Re: Limavady Airfield

    I visited this airfield yesterday and found a number of other buildings in the hills nearby which will be on my ww2ni website later today.

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    Default External Site Buildings - Limavady

    I have recently visited 2 sites of buildings nearby to the Limavady Airfield location.

    The first three appear to be workshops / M.T. Buildings and are a short distance from the Airfield.

    Further away sitting on top of a hill overlooking the airfield are shown in the remaining 2 pictures.
    There are also concrete building bases and at least 1 Airraid Shelter.

    I am interested in knowing what these are for.

    Any information would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: External Site Buildings - Limavady

    Usually any building that has a 'tower' of sorts usually contains a tank, be it for water either for ablutions or Mess facillities. Thought just cross my mind that the first building may have been the Guard room(?) as a smaller building exist at RAF Lissett with a 'tower'
    Cant see much of the R.H. building in pic 1 but from the height it could well be a vehicle shed. If there is a door set in the end of the building then this may well have been the fire tender shed ?
    Have you a photo of the L.H. side and the rear of the building in pic 1 please ?

    Those that are 'up the hill' are obvious part of the dispersed area and without a siteplan/map they would be differcult to I.D.
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    Default Re: External Site Buildings - Limavady

    The right-hand building in photo 1 appears to be a Squash Court 16589/40, the dressing room annexe is visible on the left hand end.

    The left-hand building would appear to be an Ablutions Block.

    Both of these would usually be found on a Communal Site.

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    Default Re: Limavady Airfield

    Limavady opened in 1940 for use by Coastal Command.

    I have been unable to locate any area used as a bomb store.

    Can anyone help?

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    Default Re: Limavady Airfield

    Have just had a look in the "Action Stations" book which has a station plan.

    Appears to be on the western side of Runway marked 18. - On G.E. It is at Dowland Road and may now be a farm / water treatmen plant or similar.

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    Default Re: Limavady Airfield

    Thanks Andy (and PNK via e-mail), I have located the site which is now a Sewage Farm.

    Only a protective earth traverse remains.

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    Default Re: Limavady Airfield

    If you go onto the Digww2 Twitter page and scroll down you will see entries from Dan Snow about his recent visit to Limavady as well as a few other WW2 related places in Northern Ireland.

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