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    Default Re: Mystery Airfield!

    Thanks REF, I immediately reached for my Action Stations 6 to look up its history,...........at last!.

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    Pleasure, have now merged with the Honiley thread.

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    At last I have found the photo I've been looking for for months ! It's a Nissen hut that came from RAF Honily in about 1961. I had just left school and worked for a farmer at Balsall Common near Coventry. We went with his tractor and four wheel bale trailer to Honily. I would say it was about ten miles. We loaded the frames then the curved sheets and back to the farm. I visited the farmer about five years ago, by then he was 82, and he had erected the hut as a car garage and store. The wooden front and back are original except for the sliding door modification in the front. A small section of the hut , probably a couple of bays, was erected a bit further away but left open ended. (See picture two). It was all dismantled when we collected it so I can't say what part of the airfield it was from or it's function. So, if anyone spots the Nissen hut from the road at Pool House Farm and wondered where it was from, well, now you know !

    Honiley Nissen0001.jpgHoniley Nissen 20001.jpg

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    Default Re: Honiley

    Simple, durable, iconic. Colonel Nissen got that right!

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    Thanks for that NJD. Nice little story. I'm always interested in anything Honiley related.

    Steve

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    Default Honiley Airield, Warwickshire

    Hi there, my name is Bob Birch and Ihave lived near Honiley airfield all my life, My great Uncle was the Landlord of the Honiley Boot Inn, William Barley (Bill Barley). i am very interested in learning more about the Halfiax aircraft that crashed at Honiley in 1944. i have a copy of the old original oil painting of the Honiley Boot Inn from the late 20's if anyone is interested I also have a the original copy of the price list from the late 20's.

    I have a few stories to share with regards to Honiley and surrounding areas if anyone is interested. Please feel free to contact me.

    Bob

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    Default Re: Honiley Airield, Warwickshire

    Welcome to AiX Bob. There is (was) an activen thread on Honiley airfield but I can't find it,

    I was based at RAF Gaydon late 50s early 60s and many of our married airmen were housed at Honiley and were bussed in daily.

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    Default Re: Honiley Airield, Warwickshire

    Hi Bob, follow the path below to get to the Honiley pages (3 of them) with a few photos. Welcome to AiX.

    Forum, Airfields, West Midlands, Warwickshire Airfields, Honiley

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    Default Re: Honiley Airield, Warwickshire

    Welcome to the forum Bob

    Click the link below for the main Honiley thread.

    http://www.airfieldinformationexchan...hlight=Honiley

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