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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:13 pm

Thanks Helen, it looks like you picked a good day to go exploring! :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:30 am

Great stuff :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ray C » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:48 am

Always interesting to look at your photos, thanks...... :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:40 pm

NO, thank you for looking :D

I'd also like to thank my friend for being ill, thus allowing me to take full advantage of a beautiful day in Lincolnshire =)) =))


So while sorting out my old photos, I found the pictures of the LWP that was using the other runway at East Kirkby that I mentioned in the Just Jane thread.

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I assume he meant to land there and didn't just miss the LAHC grass strip =)) =))

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby MOD » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:10 pm

Really interesting stuff Helen. Thanks for taking the time to post these. ;)

Do you fancy trying the East Riding next??? :p

http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/aviat ... shire.html

I might try to find some of these this year. I have visited a few but I didn't realise there were so many!!

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ipso » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:27 am

Ray C wrote:Always interesting to look at your photos, thanks...... :ymapplause:


Agree with that.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Avro683 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:26 pm

Helen, those pictures are fantastic! Thanks for keeping the memory of RAF Lincolnshire alive!
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:10 pm

I'd love to have a look at the Yorkshire airfields, but we very rarely go 'oop north' ;) with the exception of Hull and Goole.

Really, thank you all for the lovely comments, it makes wandering around in woodlands in -1 temps worth it \:D/ :D



So here's another example of a drive by ;) :)) I didn't even get out of the car for these :))

I'm still not sure whether to call it RAF Ingham or Cameringham as I've seen it written as both I'll go with Ingham as that's the what the website calls it (and I can spell it =)) =)) ).

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There are loads of buildings, walls and what look like shelters in this little bit of woodland by the side of the road and I'm dying to sneak in and look but I'm too scared to :))


I'm going to spend this week end writing a couple of paragraphs for each site, to give a bit of history.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Blue_2 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:39 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:I'd love to have a look at the Yorkshire airfields, but we very rarely go 'oop north' ;) with the exception of Hull and Goole.


Get thysen up to Elvington! If it's any bribe, we have a nearly running Dak... ;)
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:10 pm

I thought this might fit better here rather than start a new thread.

Some good news for Binbrook's Lightning :)

http://www.lightning.org.uk/news.html

However, Ray Whiteley and Charles Ross have now completed the purchase of just over two acres of land where XR724 and the 460 Squadron memorial lie, and so for the first time since she flew in we are in a position where nobody can tell us what to do. Even if she were to be taken apart at some point in the future for transport elsewhere, Ray and Charles have bought us the time to do so at our own speed.


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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Blue_2 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:30 am

Excellent news! :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Ray C » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:38 pm

Blue_2 wrote:Excellent news! :ymapplause:



Agreed... I wonder if the Thunder City aircraft have been bought...? The Auction date
closes today, what a collection to be had.

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:27 pm

Talking of Binbrook, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 409&type=1
Big update for RAF Waltham and Binbrook.


RAF Waltham.

This is the site of the main entrance.

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Looking down the N/S runway.

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B1 Hangar taken from the runway.

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I finally plucked up the courage to trespass onto what's left of the runway at Binbrook =)) =)) sorry if the owner is reading this :p :))


The line of the runway taken from the peri track.

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There are lods of these fitments all over the place.

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Still some yellow lines around too.

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About middle of the runway.

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Hangars from the runway.
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I'm sorry they are so dark, it was actually getting dark at the time =))
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby MOD » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:32 am

Oh Helen!! :( :(

Binbrook, especially CG3, was Nirvana for Lightning freaks like me.

Those shots are so sad. Thank goodness I have my slides taken from 1982 - 1988.

Thanks for posting these.

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:34 am

To tell the truth the place feels sad, and it wasn't the weather or the fact it was getting dark, because I felt the same the last time I was there when it as warm/sunny.

I have no recollection of whether I did or didn't go to Binbrook at some point when I was little (with my dad), mum doesn't know either. And the only memory I do have of actually going was of nothing :)) I still say it was something to do with Memphis Belle, but I have no one to ask :( so I'll never know. It was a nice sunny day though :)) I do remember that ;) .

I'd like a time machine please :) :))
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Aceyone » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:07 pm

Wonderful pics,thanks for posting and lots more please :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Avro683 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Some nice runway light fittings there at Binbrook, I have to agree Helen it seems so sad now...
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby MOD » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:00 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:To tell the truth the place feels sad, and it wasn't the weather or the fact it was getting dark, because I felt the same the last time I was there when it as warm/sunny.

I have no recollection of whether I did or didn't go to Binbrook at some point when I was little (with my dad), mum doesn't know either. And the only memory I do have of actually going was of nothing :)) I still say it was something to do with Memphis Belle, but I have no one to ask :( so I'll never know. It was a nice sunny day though :)) I do remember that ;) .

I'd like a time machine please :) :))


Helen I tried to get back to CG3 for the filming of Memphis Belle but I couldn't get anywhere near.. All approaches were blocked.

http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/oldstuff/belle/belle.htm

How old would you have been in 1989? What am I saying -- you don't have to answer that [-x , but you do seem to have just missed the Lightnings by a few months if you did go there to see the filming of Memphis Belle..

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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:55 pm

:)) I don't mind, 16th July I was 5 (6 on July 30th).

I just have this really vague memory of going on a day trip with my dad to the seaside and of us stopping somewhere and him telling me it was an airfield.
But I don't remember any aircraft, which makes me wonder if, like you, we couldn't get anywhere near it either and we ended up viewing it from elsewhere in the Wolds,

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Like this, Binbrook from the hills to the east (near Kelstern)


The dates certainly match up with my memory's, it being sunny and summer.

But saying that I don't remember any aircraft doesn't really mean a lot as I went to goodness knows how many air shows when I was little, and the only memory I have is going on the Waltzers =)) =)) =)) =))
So there could have been lots flying and I just don't remember =))

I was always destined to miss the lightnings :(( :((
I probably have seen one fly (our house is next to Waddington's 20 approach, 4 miles out, so if one visited it would have had to pass us by), I was just too young to remember or even care :(( :(( :))
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:25 pm

I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to think what I want to do about the photos. I can't stand the fact that Facebook makes them so disorganised ~x( ~x( .
So I tried putting them in albums on Photobucket, but I only got as far as Folkingham and my account is 86% full :)) :)) so that didn't work.(I can't afford to buy more space every month).

So I had a walk around the woods at RAF Bardney last week, which are the old bomb stores. I've put them in my unused Google+ account to see how many I can upload there.


https://plus.google.com/photos/11759264 ... 5391460849

If someone could try that link for me and see if it works I'd be very grateful :) .

I don't know if I can post photos from here though.(this is a test).

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If it works, this is the hut I mentioned earlier in the thread. I used to play in here when I was little, it fell down several years ago and not a lot has changed in that time.

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Something I hadn't noticed before were the foundations dotted around.

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I'm going to spend the rest of the night uploading as many of the albums as I can just to test the limit :))

I will NOT be deleting anything from Facebook! :D \:D/

I've also been writing some histories to go with the photos.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Gaz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:38 pm

I don't know what your plans are, Helen, and I apologise if you've mentioned it before, but, you REALLY should try and get all these published. It would make a terrific book!
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:10 pm

Blimey, really? I don't know about that :) I wouldn't really know where to start.
I did think about doing one for myself, one of those photo book things that you can order, but I've taken over 1500 photos so far, not sure how I'd narrow it down =)) .
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:12 pm

Total agreement with Gaz there :D

A lot of time and effort has been put into this and it is a very worthwhile project.
I for one am enjoying seeing all of this :ymapplause:
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:22 pm

I agree with Gaz and Jiggy ~ it would make a wonderful book.

And since no-one else has specifically replied to your questions, Yes, the link works and Yes, the photos from the link display properly within your post.
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Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:31 pm

Thank you sooty :-* I'll keep going with Google for now then (I've added Barkston). See how much it lets me upload.


I wasn't expecting this to be honest :)) and I wouldn't really know how to go about it if I did think about it. I'd love the challenge though ;)



Hopefully I'll be able to do some updates soon, now the days are getting longer, just need some nice weather ;) :)) (Winter is nice as you can see what's in the trees, but it ain't half cold =)) =)) I don't know if you can make it out in those pics, but the hale on the ground was marble sized :-o and it hurt =)) ). It's great exercise :))

I'm just sad I didn't do this years ago, in the short time I've already seen bits disappear forever :(
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