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    Default RAF Bawtry

    Hawkeye and I called last Thursday, and were shown round by a very pleasant young lady.

    Front Entrance
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    Side Entrance
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    All of the following photos were taken in what had been the OPS Room
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    Isnt Bawtry in Yorkshire? IIRC there is a house called number 1 Yorkshire in the village.

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    Navigation was never my strong point

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    I wonder if the compass-cross is still there on one of the entrance steps, as shown on my post from 2008. Maybe they've replaced that well worn step.

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    bawtry is in south yorkshire aint it south of doncaster

    thanks rich

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    Answering two posts in one:

    Bawtry is located in the metropolitan borough of Doncaster on the border with Nottinghamshire, and is situated between Bircotes and Misson at the conjunction of the A614, A631 and A638 roads. The county boundary with Nottinghamshire runs just to the south of the town and for this reason the southern most house on the Great North Road is named 'Number One Yorkshire'.

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    Default Re: Hi Looking for info on Bawtry Hall

    Quote Originally Posted by charliepeel View Post
    Hi Everyone
    My name is Charlie, I am the Facilities Manager at Bawtry Hall and I am trying to build up a history of the Hall during its time with the RAF firstly with Bomber Command (No 1 Group) and then No 1 Strike Command. I know it featured in the Night Bombers film but would welcome any information on the Hall, The Met office, etc I would really welcome copies of any photos of the place or any information on what individual rooms were used for, interesting stories. There seems to be some stories about secret tunnels from the Hall to all over the place - Can anyone help ?
    I was the RAF Police Counter Intelligence Cpl at RAF Bawtry from December 1977 to May 1979, a new post so know quite a bit. I showed a security guard round the Hall to tell him where things used to be before the current owners bought it and it was, quite frankly a ruin.

    I don't know anything about tunnels but I do know the roman road runs though the lake which gives it a figure of 8 shape when it dries out. I used to go in the woods at the back of the AOCs residence, Lakewood, as I used to run rabbit snares in them when I was there.

    Will come back here later but please ask any questions you have. I am not far away from you now, just North of Grantham but I am now in a wheelchair so unless you have improved the facilities, I won't be able together far.

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    RAF Bawtry Hall Bomber Command HQ June 1987.BMP
    RAF Bawtry Hall was sold in August 1987 to a Welbeck Estate Group company by Bell Watson of Gainsborough on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. As this was not Welbeck's normal acquisition specialising in married quarter Estates and former RAF airfields the following year they resold it through Earl and Lawrence Prudential Property RAF Bawtry Hall HQ Sale Earl & Lawrence Pru 22 Jan 1988.BMP of Lincoln. Closeby Welbeck then ahead to acquire the domestic and technical site and married quarters at RAF Hemswell and the post war married quarters at RAF Finningly. Attached are the sale particulars prepared for Welbeck for Bawtry Hall

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    From a quick look at a number of results from Google it seems that Bawtry Hall has been going through the wars in recent years. It would appear to have been sold to new owners in March 2014 and parts of the Hall are now up for let. The Particulars give a couple of floor plans and some nice photos:


    http://barnsdales.agencypilot.com/st...agkey=195+2055

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