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    Hi all.

    Recently left the RAF and settled in Stewkley - discovering Wing airfield soon after. It's quite a nice feeling after living on airfields all my life to have an old one on the doorstep
    Anyway, out for a walk with the dog today and found two rather large craters in a field, i guess a mile north west of the airfield. Any ideas?

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    Stewkley to the NW of Wing was famous for brick and tile making and the raw material blue marl (gault) would have been extracted locally by surface quarrying. Since you don't state the size or location, I suspect this is what you found.

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    I am sure Peter is probably right about this although my father did tell me that Wing was attacked and bombed by the Luftwaffe while he was there during the war. I don't know if there is any record of this as not much seems to exist regarding the history of the airfield. You will find some photos of my father's garden beside his nissen hut on this thread, if you ever notice anything of it that still exists while you are walking your dog I would love to hear about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Stewkley to the NW of Wing was famous for brick and tile making and the raw material blue marl (gault) would have been extracted locally by surface quarrying. Since you don't state the size or location, I suspect this is what you found.
    Typical Armourer wanting technical information like size and location Very interesting about the blue marl and probably what these big holes (non techie speak) are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauline View Post
    I am sure Peter is probably right about this although my father did tell me that Wing was attacked and bombed by the Luftwaffe while he was there during the war. I don't know if there is any record of this as not much seems to exist regarding the history of the airfield. You will find some photos of my father's garden beside his nissen hut on this thread, if you ever notice anything of it that still exists while you are walking your dog I would love to hear about it.
    Love the photo's, they bring RAF Wing right back to life. I wonder if there is anything left of the pond. There is still a part i haven't walked so will have a look. Don't suppose i will find it but you never know.
    I have had some nice yellow alpine type plants off the old runway for my new rockery, so i'm carrying on the garden up the road

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    Thanks for the message, I'm so glad you liked the photos, and I am going to be very interested in any thing else that you post about Wing. As you have probably noticed on here the last time I was there was many years ago but my father did find the garden which was still visible then before the USAF men escorted us off at gunpoint!

    Pleased to hear that you are keeping up the gardening tradition in the area.

    Pauline.
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    A few that I took this morning from outside the Private boundary fence. The groundsman told me that the owners weren't there today, best to call back at the weekend...

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    I'm really interested in this site as i'm originally from Wing and only down the road in Leighton Buzzard now,
    i'm able to get some good access to the the main airfield from the Cublington side as a good friend owns half the main runway and workshops, i really want to track down some of the old air raid shelters / any underground cover but cant seem to find much in the way of aerial photos or old plans for the site, i can only presume of a possible air raid shelter near the chicken farm on the Stewkley road side of the site, there seems to be very little information about Wing on the internet.
    thank you for any help you may be able to provide.

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    Forgot to thank you airfields man for the lovely photos of Wing as it is today. I can almost feel my father with me when I look at them, he did after all spend four years of his life there so he must have seen these views.

    Pauline.

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    Looks like an old Bomb Dump to me.20130429_182058 (1024x768).jpg

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