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    hi i hope this is ok seems as Raf riccall is in a nature reserve open to the public i found this a very intresting place and nicely undisturbed just been taken over by nature



















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    The last four (at least) images show extant SAA Stores (three) in the northern section of the original bomb store. I have them as AM Drawing 16075/40 Type F .

    Temporary Brick but with double thick brick walls to support the roof slab.

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    The bomb dump at Riccall is in the hands of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and enjoys statutory protection due to its National Nature Reserve designation. It's now known by it's older name of Skipwith Common (the name of the reserve). More info: Natural England.

    NJR and self were invited (as ARG reps) to the memorial dedication a while ago.

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    we noticed piles of rubble on are last visit

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    Had a quick scan back through the thread and since it's not there, does anyone know who the primary contractors were for constructing Riccall?

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    The Buckle family were living on Riccall Common when the land was acquired by the Air Ministry and construction began in 1942 with the clearance of 600 acres of land by the main civillian contractor G Walker and Slater . Their house was demolished and they moved to Newlands Farm which was on the edge of the airfield . Another local farmer was Mr Lambert who re-claimed his land after the war .

    Riccall in World War II
    1939-1945

    Riccall Local History Group 2004
    ISBN 1-903833-58-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Thompson View Post
    The Buckle family were living on Riccall Common when the land was acquired by the Air Ministry and construction began in 1942 with the clearance of 600 acres of land by the main civillian contractor G Walker and Slater . Their house was demolished and they moved to Newlands Farm which was on the edge of the airfield . Another local farmer was Mr Lambert who re-claimed his land after the war .

    Riccall in World War II
    1939-1945

    Riccall Local History Group 2004
    ISBN 1-903833-58-2
    Cheers for info David. I can lay my hands on this I think.

    Chris

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