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    Had a ride around Staffordshire Airfields today 07/02/10,and dropped into Tatenhill for a brew,nice place ,had a look around the tech site so here are a few images,
    I havnt seen this place on the staffs thread so here goes











    Units 1941/1945

    16 EFTS Magister
    27 OTU Wellington/Anson
    15 PAFU Oxford
    5 PAFU Master/Hurricane
    21 PAFU Oxford
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    Terrific looking buildings, looks like Staffordshire has some gems hidden away. They look to have been cared for for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    Terrific looking buildings, looks like Staffordshire has some gems hidden away. They look to have been cared for for a while.
    They seem to have been chicken runs or something like that ,defintivetly used by the farmer,the airfield is also very active with G/A

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    Nice pics Ian.

    The green door legend probably refers to Aeronautical Inspection Services (A.I.S.) inspectors who would have been working at Tatenhill post-war when the airfield was used for aircraft munitions storage.

    The bomb store was of early war pattern and there appears to be a surviving building:

    Building No 46 - An Incendiary bomb and Pyrotechnic Store to AM Drawing 18485/40

    Appears to be in fair condition. A number of the HE Bomb Stores appear to be intact but deteriorating as is the road system.

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=17&oz=8&gt=1

    Battle Headquarters:

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

    25 yard Range:

    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=19&oz=8&gt=1
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    I like the look of the triple Link trainer as well as the Nissen.
    have you any idea what the other buildings were ?
    I am always on the look out for 'new' buildings to photograph and record, (draw plans for).

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    Default Re: RAF Tatenhill

    The Nissen structure in the background of photo 3 is a Crew Locker and Drying Rooms building, photo 4 is the drying room section with the boiler room on the right.

    The bomb dump shows up well in Google Earth, there's some serious roadway loopage going on there. Must have sent the armourers dizzy at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Able Mabel View Post
    I like the look of the triple Link trainer as well as the Nissen.
    have you any idea what the other buildings were ?
    I am always on the look out for 'new' buildings to photograph and record, (draw plans for).
    Hi There
    the other buildings were a few 100yds down the road from the ones on here,but i only had a glancing look as the missus passed them at 100mph again,sorry i didnt make them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianbache View Post
    They seem to have been chicken runs or something like that ,defintivetly used by the farmer,the airfield is also very active with G/A
    "Crossplain Poultry Farm"

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