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    Whist trawling for info on a certain Airspeed Oxford, this turned up , thought it would be related here ..
    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...26tbs%3Disch:1

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    This is a view of RAF Seighford's technical site, looking across towards the airfield. The photo was taken in 2009. Although a lot of work has been carried out on the site some of the original buildings can still be made out. Without gaining access it's a bit difficult to judge what may be under those covered in steel cladding.

    The area where the large warehouse lower left of centre is now held the WRAF accom, the fields at the bottom and on the right of the photo held the other various accommodation and messing sites.

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    On the way back home from RAF Stafford, sorry, Beacon Barracks, decided to detour past what was RAF Seighford. Here are a few more photos of some of the remaining buildings at the airfield and industrial site, taken in May 2011.

    On the airfield side of the B5405...





    Nice to see some original glass still in the frames...!




    This, I believe, was the Link Trainer building.




    The closer building is shown on the plan as the Gas Defence Centre, the long building in the rear was the Squadron and Flight Offices.






    Salt store, one of four buildings originally in this area (along with the works flight block, agricultural and general office and fitters, carpenters and mess room buildings).
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    And on the northern side of the road...





    This is the more easterly hangar - the one to the west of it has either been demolished and rebuilt or has been covered in green steel cladding. On the far right is the side of the WT and Ops Instructional Centre, shown from the other side below.




    WT and Ops Instructional Centre (the wrinkly tin-roofed building). From the plan is appears a simiilar building stood this side of the brick block as well - the shape of the brickwork on the RHS would seem to confirm that.




    Ground Instructional Building




    Technical Latrine




    Ground Instructional Building
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    Nice images Sparky!

    This is in the former Bomb Store but unidentified. Any ideas anyone? (Stanton Shelter remains?)

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=8&gt=1

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    Next time I am in the area I will walk the public footpath and bridleway over the site of the former bomb dump and will record what remains.

    When winch launching to the west the gliding club's winch is parked on what was a fuel storage area HERE. Not much remains above ground...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Welcome to AiX wildblood,

    yes, the Battle Headquarters (Command Bunker) is around here:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=8&gt=1
    DoB is incorrect (unless there are two BHQs). BHQ is on private land:











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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Nice images Sparky!

    This is in the former Bomb Store but unidentified. Any ideas anyone? (Stanton Shelter remains?)

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=8&gt=1

    Looks to be the remains of a fusing shed:



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    Yes it is tigger, thanks for following up.

    I found an old map showing the Bomb Store layout and it is one of three Fuzing Points (usual). I missed the location of the other two in current satellite imagery because the bomb store road on which they were located is now under the adjacent Clanford Road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Yes it is tigger, thanks for following up.

    I found an old map showing the Bomb Store layout and it is one of three Fuzing Points (usual). I missed the location of the other two in current satellite imagery because the bomb store road on which they were located is now under the adjacent Clanford Road!
    Is the map online? Clanford road utilises the peritrack and not the bomb store road. There was another track, no longer visible on the field (but visible in the wooded area), between Clanford road and the still visible shed track. The spectacle next the the visible track is now covered in manure and it's original access from the peritrack blocked with tree trunks but still helps to prove the route of Clanford road to be the peritrack.

    I need to plan a propper visit to Seighford - this quick visit was really to view the BHQ but with time to photograph that one other spot!
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