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    Default West Raynham

    Having seen the demise of the hangars at Watton in your pics, it's good to read in my local paper that the hangers at Raynham are to be refurbished by the developers and reused. I hope this is true as there have been so many differing stories about this base.

    I'm particularly fond of Raynham as it was one of my happiest postings. I left there when it closed in 1994. A very sad day.

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    Hi airfieldwalker

    There is a very interesting consultation document available on-line (in .pdf format) regarding West Raynham. Whilst it was written in 2005, it would be interesting to hear what has happened to the site since its publication. The document can be found here

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    West Raynham is pretty much a no go place now, it is now owned by a company called Tamarix.

    I have heard there are plans to bring some flying back there in one form or another but I don't know any more than that at the moment.

    I believe there is a book to be published soon regarding West Raynham and its history, I'm sure it will be a top seller as well.

    Richard

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    Tamerix have very ambitious plans for WR, including using the ASP and part of the perimeter track as a runway and converting the hangars into holiday lets. Conservation is the key and many of the buildings will be retained and refurbished. There will be a definitive book too on the history of the station and details of all buildings past and present. I do not represent Tamerix but have an interest in the site.

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    Default RAF West Raynham



    The VHB Tower



    View from the VHB Tower to the old WO

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    A couple of aerial views from 2006:




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    Default General RAF Buildings (West Raynham)

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    Just thought I'd post up some of the RAF buildings I've been modelling from West Raynham for Flight Simulator using a large collection of photos NorwichPaul sent me.

    Guardhouse & Fire Party House 662/36


    Station HQ 1723/36


    Dining Room & Institute 1482-1484/36 & Barrack Block Type 'Q' 444/36


    Dining Room 12922/38 & 1680/39


    Sgnt's Mess 3484/36


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    Last edited by Stevo; 07-02-2012 at 19:19.

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    Excellent stuff Stevo, now sho me that wonderful VHB tower!

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    I'm not usually this crass, but dude!
    That is amazing work, will it be commercially available for FS02/04?

    According to this frontal aspect drawing you have a perfect rendition.


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    Hi

    Here you go Ref, Not the correct type of sqn but theres some Canberra's in the shot.


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