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    Photo of the main entrance during the war from the collection of Alan Tissington

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    Is this now the Bushey Hall Golf Club? Is the today's main building at the golf club the one that was used as HQ for the 8th Air Force?


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    Tommy, RAF / USAAF Bushey Hall is here:

    The main building, Bushey Hall, was demolished some years ago. I have some photos of the remaining buildings that I took in 2009 somwhere, I'll post them up when I find them.

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    In October 2006 i went here to a re-enactment day called 'Operation Ajax' It was brilliant, loads of vehicles, stalls, exhibits and Living History people were there. I also remember a model railway club having a hut there as well as a nissen hut made out as a 1940s house.

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    I used to attend Queens School and can remember Bushey Hall that was at the end of Queens Schools playing field. In the 70's when I attended Queens School, Bushey Hall was a school for American Forces children.

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    I'm at bushey almost every other weekend, theres a great museum there now, a 1940's house,a childrens petting farm etc a lot of the original buildings are still there although quite a few are no go areas due to them being unsafe. I'm good friends with curator of the museum and he hads worked tirelessly to restore a few of the buildings to they're original state, i definitely recommend a visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyUSA View Post
    Is this now the Bushey Hall Golf Club? Is the today's main building at the golf club the one that was used as HQ for the 8th Air Force?

    It seems that there is some confusion over Bushey Hall and Bushy Park - note the difference in spelling.

    Bushey Hall was the location of VIII Fighter Command, whereas HQ 8 AF was originally located on the north side of Bushy Park which is to the north of Hampton Court. The situation was complicated by the redesignation of HQ 8 AF as HQ USSTAF in 1944. HQ VIII Bomber Command was the redesignated as HQ 8 AF.


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    The Eighth in the East Weekend of Events at the 1940s Experience Museum

    Come and join in with our planned activities on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October at the 1940s Experience Museum, Bushey. Home during World War Two to the US 8th Army Air Force Fighter Command Headquarters-RAF Bushey Hall

    Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October, 2015

    Archaeological Building Recording
    Would you like to come and help record Bushey HQ? On Friday and Saturday volunteers led by the Eighth in the Easts Community Archaeologist will be recording the surviving WW2 buildings at RAF Bushey Hall, home to the US Fighter Command Headquarters during World War 2. And we need your help!
    The days will run from 10am-3pm and you can join us for either the morning or afternoon sessions or both, it’s up to you. No previous experience is necessary and full training will be given on the day. The event is Free and all out of pocket expenses can be covered by the project.
    Further details will be provided upon booking. To book please email or ring 07856 267936

    Geophysical Survey
    During the Friday and Saturday you’ll also be able to see a team of archaeologists hard at work surveying the site of the former Mansion House and Hotel – Bushey Hall. The team will be led by Kris Lockyear, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology from the University College London.

    Sunday 25th October, 2015 -Museum Open Day

    Entrance fees to the Museum apply:
    Adults: £5 Children: £3 Under 4s: Free

    A Walk through History
    Join us on at 11:30 am as the Eighth in the East Team lead a “walk through history” around RAF Bushey Hall, home to the US 8th Army Air Force Fighter Command Headquarters during World War Two. If you’re interested in landscape history, airfield archaeology, or just fancy the chance to have a walk in the unique landscape of this World War Two Headquarters Site, then this walk is for you.
    Distance: 1 Mile
    Terrain: Easy
    What to bring: Outdoor shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather.

    1940s Film Show
    Come and take the weight of your feet and head to the onsite cinema where you will be able to watch unique World War Two film footage of East Anglia, shot by US personnel. All of the footage is from the East Anglian Film Archive.

    Hank the Yank & Family Activities
    Children and Adults alike love Hank! Hank the Yank has an AMAZING array of original WWII memorabilia that can be handled and tried on by young and old alike. Hank also has some really fantastic war-time stories that he loves to share. For our younger visitors this is a must see!

    If you’d like to volunteer then please drop us a line or contact us for further information.

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