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    Now i'm in Stamford I have loads to chose from, however Woolfox is still a favourite, many thanks to Mr. M for permission to visit.

    The control tower:





    The best boy in the world



    A full report to follow shortly, with permission having been granted of course.

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    Default Woolfox Lodge

    Finally got the chance to look over the old airfield at Wollfox Lodge after two failed attempts in the past to find a way on to the site. Many thanks to Jerry for getting permission from the landowners....



    Two of the runways are still in fairly good condition. We should know as we had to walk the entire length of it to get to the control tower.It never seemed to end
    This one was reduced in width further along. much of the peri track and almost all of the third runway were ripped up and used as hardcore for the A1.







    Well worth the epic long walk...(and walk back again!!!) Woolfox's control tower. It's unusual as this is a night fighter type control tower yet Woolfox never had night fighter aircraft based there.



    Apparently this tower was used as a house years ago which could explain the very un-RAF style fire place.

    ....and oven!!!

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    Ah the game keepers house that be, many years ago it was lived in by an old gent who looked after the pheasents. He had a very large aeriel photo on the wall showing the airfield and real Mk I bloodhound missilies pointing up at the sky. Sadly when he died the photo disapeared.

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    Looking out across the airfield from the downstairs of the tower.


    Notice the old rotten curtains still hanging down.





    Some buildings from when Woolfox was used by No.62 squadron and it's Bloodhound missiles. Sorry it's a bit dark. Sadly we couldn't get over to them for a closer look on this occasion.

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    A-ha! Cheers Paul. Mystery solved. We were wondering who would have been living in there.

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    Can anybody identify this building and what it would have been used for? Heres a couple more shots of it.



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    Its the combined AML and Turret Trainer

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    Stevie, you forgot the end of the visit:

    The look up the east west runway:



    And then the view down the east west runway just as we were about to leave:





    This finished off a great day.

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    We really couldn't have asked for a better finale to the day than watching the lancaster flying past whilst standing on a second world war runway. You sure you didnt't arrange that for us Jerry?

    Was going to post my lanc pic but it was basically a picture of clouds & sky! Nice looking clouds & sky though

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    Very atmospheric photos of PA474 flying past Woolfox. The poppy shot is very good too - nice ones. Must have more like that as it perpetuates the memory of the crews and personnel who served at these stations, not just teh infrastructure we're all so interested in. As REF said, very thought provoking. Cheers.


    Chris

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