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    I was allowed to take these photographs yesterday.

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    Great images, where is this Paul?

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    Looking across the airfield towards a blustery sky. This house opposite the airfield entrance may well have been there at the time. The red building with RFC Rendcomb on the roof is an original from World War One....so I was told !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denis View Post
    Great images, where is this Paul?
    Hi Denis, Rendcomb is about five miles northwards from Cirencester along the A435. Saw an article about this place in Flypast 10 years ago or so.
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    This house opposite the airfield entrance may well have been there at the time. The red building with RFC Rendcomb on the roof is an original from World War One....so I was told !!

    Both buildings are shown on a 1921 2500 OS Map

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    Here's the 1924 OS Map I scanned a while back with the airfield on it



    You can download the Google Earth KML file which positions it too here: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthread...FCRendcomb.kml

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    Despite the notice on the gate the RFC moved out in 1919. However Mr Norman acquired the airfield about 30 years ago and restored the few remaining buildings to their former glory. It has since been occupied by various vintage airplanes including the Stearmans of the "Utterlly Butterly" display team (Still there under a different guise) and an Antonov.
    Mr. Norman was so meticulous in his restoration that he even ploughed and seeded the airfield with grass seed of a type which ensured that the field would have grass identical to that in 1916 when the airfield was first used.
    Shortly after its reopening an airshow was held at Rendcomb, but I am not aware of any open events that have been held there since.
    I visited the airfield once by air some 20 years ago, but generally, flying visitors are not encouraged.
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    There have been several invitation only events here, including fund raisers for help for heroes. I haven't been lucky enough to get such an invite, but have parked on the road when they are underway- very entertaining! The place is very security conscious, but a great memorial and credit to Mr. Norman for his authentic recreations and charitable efforts.

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