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    The ops block is link-detached to the station headquarters, ie behind it and often missed by folk. I have no idea if either of these are extant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwichpaul
    The ops block is link-detached to the station headquarters, ie behind it and often missed by folk. I have no idea if either of these are extant.
    You mean here
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.44182 ... =0&src=msl

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    A few random photos of Binbrook taken about 2 months ago with permission from the mangement of the site.









    A proper report to follow soon.

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    Thought i would post this up.
    This is a scan of the airfield .This must have been 1948 as the air ministry number is 3762/48 .


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    This is as far as i have got
    The final one will have all building numbers hopefully if i can get them (If anyone knows the building numbers please let me know) plus the building names and hopefully building desighn numbers if i can ever work them all out.
    Hope this gives you a bit of a idea of what i doing.

    Tech site (Unfinished)


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    Couple of pictures i found for you all to see.

    Control Tower before and after



    The old swimming pool behind gymnasium.



    The small arms firing range behind cinema/hall.



    You could just imagine it during the war.



    Shots of the return of xr724 to Binbrook.






    Has anyone else got any pictures of Binbrook during its full era ???
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    Hi
    Planning on going all round the officers mess before it gets demolished which i would think might be soon.
    I know in the old bar the old sqn zaps have been torn off the ceiling and thrown on floor so going to see if they are there still .
    Which chapel do you mean ??
    I knew of 2 on the base .One near the gate which has gone and one behind the sgts mess.
    Am i correct in thinking its one of them ??

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    Here are some photos I took at Binbrook last year. I am still struggling a bit with the technology for posting photos (trying to follow Chris's advice) and hope to post some more WWII vintage photos in the next few weeks (if this works)

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    My dad's quarters (down behind the officer's mess) where the pilots lived during WWII. The building is still there as a residential home. Back in the 1940s each room had a wash basin and 2 bunks.



    The 460 Sqd memorial in Binbrook Village




    A photo of the Officers Mess from the 1970s when dad went back for a visit.




    The officers Mess 2007 vintage... what a mess



    The 460 Sqd memorial in behind the new security gates (to keep people out)... walked around the end of it... SSShhhhhhh....





    Shot from inside the Officers Mess. I was looking for the "Village Inn" where dad used to "relax". I am not sure if this is the same room as the 1440s version had a low roof and a slightly different fireplace configuaration.

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    Hi
    Sorry all delay in not postin pics up of my visit on wednesday.
    Been busy last few days.
    Will post some pics up over weekend.
    The sticker panels were there when i visited the mess quickly but they wouldnt fit in my car which was a shame.
    Wish my car wasnt full at the time.
    It looks like many of the rooms in there have been burnt out and every other room is totallt trashed.
    Every single piece of metal has been stolen by thieves even down to the fuse boxes but on a lighter note they got caught.
    Managed to get into the station mediacl quarters by the owners of the site for a look around which yet again has been totally wrecked but still got a few fittings left inside.
    Couldn get in the ops room behind shq as there was no power on .It is owned by a lady who lives in the old gurd room which is now a gouse.
    Took lots of pictures of all the buildings but will post some on here then put the rest on my photobucket account for you all to see.
    Ran outta time tho so another visit will be soon i hope before it gets any worse.

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    Hi Binners, could be teaching ducks to suck eggs here, but just in case this is what some of switches mean on the lighting failure panel,
    HIA Hi Intensity Approach lighting
    HISL Hi Intensity Side Lights
    LISL Low Intensity Side Lights
    OBS Visibility Observation light
    IDENT The main airfield Ident beacon, flashes station i.d. (BK) in morse
    FAIL B1A One of the A or B centres have failed
    THOLD Threshold bar lights
    Buzzer at top of panel was audible sign of lighting failure

    I assume you know about A and B centres?

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