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    below is an image from google earth of the building I am on about....Could it be originally a decontamination centre, and then converted to a battle headquarters. being connected to the station sick quarters i think thats the likelihood......

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    And here isn't any photos not of the inside of the Uniter bunker not at Rawcliffe Bridge: http://www.minwex.org/phpBB3/phpBB3/....php?f=21&t=31

    And here isn't a picture of the one not at Sealand. Don't look at the door they left open, or the gates they left open and the secret caravan parked at the side. Some high security here then:

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    There was allegedly an honours board in the Officers Mess on South Camp before it was closed and the artefacts transferred to an All Ranks Mess on the East Camp which was formerly the Sergeants Mess. It is further reported that the honours board which recorded all of the casualties who died whilst at Sealand dating back to WWI was promised to the church at Shotwick. Shotwick has a number of WWI UK air force graves and one American one in their graveyard. Flowers are placed on the American one each year.
    We are trying to locate the board to try to have it placed in this small church in this beautiful tiny village.
    Any information concerning the current location of the board would be gratefully received

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    I will ask our vicar if she knows anything about it... she does Burton & Shotwick and lives 200 yards from me

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    See below four historic paintings of famous events at RAF Sealand painted by Jim Chaplin a former Art Teacher at Park High School, Birkenhead. He had been a Corsair pilot and was also a gliding instructor at Sealand.
    The paintings hung for many years in the Officers Mess and when South Camp closed were in the Station Commanders Office.
    The station closed in 2006 and although MOD reveal under an FOI request to have a record of certain artifacts being disbursed to other units there is as yet no trace of these paintings.
    The most persistent rumour is that they went to RAF Leeming with the Electronics Unit but they are not present in the Officers Mess.
    If you have any knowledge of these paintings please contact me.








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    Deatils of development plans on the BBC:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-n...wales-17750324

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    Nice to see these pictures. I stearted out my TTO training at Sealand in 1982 and left during the first wave of decommissionings. I often drive past with the family and a tear wells as I see the ramshackle remains of this once bustling site. I believe the MoD are still using a very small part for repair and refurbishement of avionics. NIce too see that there has been some refurbing of the hangars too.

    I have many fond memories of "The Gin Palace", especially my first day when I was locked into the Health & Safety room becuase I was considered a security risk having arrived there 4 hours before my appointment having, walked from Hawarden Station and being picked up by a patrol as I was walking along a road on which pedestrians were forbidden. I ought to have got off at Hawarden Bridge.

    Two questions;

    1. Does anyone have a decent hi-res image of the RAF Sealand MAT 30 crest like the one that used to be etched on the glass at the gaurdhouse? I had a painted wooden plaque at home but it mysteriously went walkies some years ago.

    2. Whom who I have to approach to take photographs of the site now?
    Many thanks

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    Does anyone know if the standby-set house is still standing at Sealand, and even better does anyone have pictures of it?

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    Yes to both. We will be on an escorted visit to East Camp shortly and can take more.
    If you send me your email address via ours which is on http://www.rhydymwynvalleyhistory.co.uk/contact.htm I will send some ASAP

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    Thanks Colin, I've only ever seen one shot of it in the distance, but looks to be of the same design to St Athans example, possibly the only ones built to that design.
    If you get a chance, the interior is very impressive.

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