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    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    Dear Paul: I'm afraid you will have to stop posting all these pics of Raynham - they make me cry!
    Cry or Weep ?

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    WR Spit.jpg

    My last one (for today) Open Day at WR early 70s
    BBMF Spitfire overflies EE Canberras of 85 and 100 Squadrons.
    Photograph came from Photo Section, WR (in those days top floor, Station Armoury)
    It was given to me by the photographer.

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    Kevin: They've taken me past the weeping stage!

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    Best reach for your Scottish lemonade - I have more - and you can blame REF for nagging me into putting them up.

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    Fantastic images, what gets me is that West Raynham looks like it was left in the 1940/50s and skipped forward to the present day, hardly anything looks modernised.
    This place really needs to be preserved, or at least the buildings.

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    I came across this on ebay. The bumpf on the back says: Lancaster VII, NX677, at RAF West Raynham, 1951. Can't say for certain if this is true. The Lancaster looks like Coastal Command, but that's just a guess.

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    Kestrel XS 695 ex-Tripartite Squadron, RAF West Raynham.
    Currently being restored for display at RAFM Cosford. 15 November 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawganmad View Post
    what gets me is that West Raynham looks like it was left in the 1940/50s
    When I got there in 1975, I felt exactly the same thing!

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    The Lancaster is a 'Tiger Force' B.I (FE) or B.VI (FE - Far East) of imediate post-war Bomber Command, however it's devoid of any unit codes or upper turret so wondering if it's a trials aircraft? Nice shot.

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    A Kestrel Club.jpgA MTSS Stores.jpgA MTSS Bays.jpgA No2 BFI towards range.jpgA No1 Hanger.jpgA Range Hut.jpgA Smallarms Range.jpgA SMC.jpgA SHQ.jpgA Main Gate.jpgA St Michael St George.jpgA Works and Bricks Tower.jpg

    This is the lot, taken by me in in August and September 2011. If you want some more, I'm sure I can find a couple or three. Always pleasant weather when I stroll round WR. Can't remember it being too pleasant when I was stationed there.
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