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    Thought some of you would like to see some pics i took at Langer this afternoon. Plenty to see here. Well worth stopping by for a peek both here and just down the road at the industrial estate and wild flower garden centre where several buildings have been restored. Thanks to Lee from the British Parachute School for his help and letting us wonder around the site.

















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    I'll turn on the <pedant>LanGAR not LanGER</pedant>

    That said cheers for the photos. The parachute shcool can be found here. You can tell it's Lincolnshire with a Leakes of Louth memorial - very typical of the area: functional but very effective. Not surprised to see a derelict latrine block! Why do these seem to survive in varying states of decay when surrounding buildings have gone? Depending upon where it is located, the next to last photo looks like either a mess hall and kitchens or a crew locker and drying. I'm guessing here, as I don't have a site plan, so maybe NorwichPaul can expand ot but I would go for the former.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDP
    I'll turn on the <pedant>LanGAR not LanGER</pedant>

    That said cheers for the photos. The parachute shcool can be found here. You can tell it's Lincolnshire with a Leakes of Louth memorial - very typical of the area: functional but very effective. Not surprised to see a derelict latrine block! Why do these seem to survive in varying states of decay when surrounding buildings have gone? Depending upon where it is located, the next to last photo looks like either a mess hall and kitchens or a crew locker and drying. I'm guessing here, as I don't have a site plan, so maybe NorwichPaul can expand ot but I would go for the former.

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    Just for the record Langar is just in Nottinghamshire

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    Actually yes, it's right on the borders of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Anyway whatever...here's one more pic i forgot to post.


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    Richard, dont you have copies of my books? 15898/40 is the original watch office (brick hut), 7344/41 is the Type A version, 13079/41 is the observation room extension and 4702/43 is the control room extension. If you want a copy of my Airfield architecture book, our local military book store has one for 75 - just say and I will get it for you.

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    I managed to delete the original post for some reason then, I was trying to edit it! Oh well, the original question was something like. Why Langar has 4 different drawing numbers, "15898/40, 7344/41, 13709/41 & 4702/43", when most seem to have one or two?

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    Paul, I'd love a copy of your book and I am trying desperately to find one, but I can't justify 75 when I don't have that much spare cash!

    Thanks for the explanation though, makes sense now

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    Ha, 75 (no matter how good Pauls book is and it's my bible for RAF buildings) no book is worth that much, the robbing g*t's!!!


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    First photograph I took on 15-10-87, next three April 3rd 2008.

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