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    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    The things people abandon at the roadside these days, it's just terrible...
    .. and in these times of high prices for scrap iron .

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    I don't think it was the scrap metal fairies that dropped it, more likely someone found it while walking on the airfield and got fed up carrying the heavy thing.

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    Seen at RAF Station Chipping Ongar (also known as Willingale)
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    noticed this on a recent trip to North Witham; intersection of the main 20/02 and 12/30 runways, it looks like there was a false start in digging the original holes in the runway for these lights as there are patches within feet of the installed equipment,



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    Highlighted version of the Outer Circle and Approach Funnel lighting installation at Molesworth "as fitted" from a drawing by British Insulated Cables Ltd. under Contract No. A415319/42C/44(C):



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    a substantial find I would say, the two big questions, any more and is there any evidence on the ground today?

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    To answer the first question:

    Highlighted version of Molesworth's AFL MkII installation from a drawing by Malcolm & Allen (London) Ltd. dated September 1943:



    As for the second question, there is no trace on the "1945" Google Earth coverage, and even less now.
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    Molesworth's Contact Lighting installation from a drawing by Malcolm & Allen (London) Ltd. dated September 1943:


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    Molesworth's Contact Lighting installation ...
    Very interesting - The western crossbar is well short of the threshold. (Eastern end appears normal).

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    Approach floodlighting only at the eastern end too.

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