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RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:26 pm
by Hihonyr8811
This is a project I've been working on for a while (couple of years actually =)) ), it's not very comprehensive or anything, I haven't had any tours or anything, but I've been taking some random photos of some of the air bases in Lincolnshire.
It's a work in progress, I've only done a handful, still 30 something to go :))


Feel free to have a browse, I'm going to keep adding to it.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 409&type=3

Like I said, a work in progress, hoping to add some of Sandtoft/Elsham Wold/Goxhil and N. Killinghome next week (after I visit my best friend).

So to kick it off here's some from a glorious afternoon today at Binbrook.

We ended up on this little track jut past the main N runway that lead to I assume a crash gate for the NE peri track (I'm really not familiar with BB sorry).

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Looking N. I was going to walk it, but there were farmers around and I wasn't sure if it was Private so I assumed it was and didn't bother.


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Note the new roof after that fire.


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Then I saw this.
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This is where they dug it up :(

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And the infamous garden lightning \:D/
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Obviously I wasn't going to trespass on his garden so I got a rubbish shot as we passed by :))


The rest are in the above link :)

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:40 am
by Apollo
Hihonyr8811 wrote:This is a project I've been working on for a while (couple of years actually =)) ), it's not very comprehensive or anything, I haven't had any tours or anything, but I've been taking some random photos of some of the air bases in Lincolnshire.
It's a work in progress, I've only done a handful, still 30 something to go :))


Feel free to have a browse, I'm going to keep adding to it.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 409&type=3

Like I said, a work in progress, hoping to add some of Sandtoft/Elsham Wold/Goxhil and N. Killinghome next week (after I visit my best friend).

So to kick it off here's some from a glorious afternoon today at Binbrook.

We ended up on this little track jut past the main N runway that lead to I assume a crash gate for the NE peri track (I'm really not familiar with BB sorry).




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Those are old runway/peri track lights.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:15 am
by Jigsaw
Great stuff Helen :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:33 pm
by MOD
Oh My God Helen !!! Binbrook CG3? :(

Oh so many memories. I spent hours/days/weeks there in the 80s. Why don't you send these to the LPG,s "Wall of Fame"? The Norris brothers took most of their vids from CG3.

That Lightning must be Charles Ross's XR725 which is kept in his garden. You could have visited it as his house is also a pretty good museum of Lightning memorabilia.

ibw

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:16 pm
by Mayfly
Helen this is superb - please keep it updated. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:41 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Is it CG3? I was wondering if it was when I was standing there but as I say I'm not familiar with BB at all, to my knowledge I only went once, long after it closed.
I can see now why CG3 was so popular to view from, just wish I could go back in time :(
When they've finished harvesting I'm going to sneak back and see if anything is left of the runway =))

I thought it might have been a light, but didn't want to jump to conclusions :)


I've added a couple more to it that I took a while ago.
Mainly of North Withem.

Glad you like them :) I'm enjoying exploring them :)

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:45 pm
by Mayfly
Helen have you taken any of RAF Waltham?

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:16 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Not yet, It's definitely on my list though. (As is the pub The Jug and bottle, which is built on a dispersal and named after the Lancaster that stood there).

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:23 pm
by Mayfly
It's where my mum lived and the Lancs used to fly right over their cottage.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:44 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Ahh wow :D
Similar to my Nana, only with RAF Skellingthorpe.
She used to count them all going out and coming back again.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:26 pm
by MOD
Just for Helen.

As requested Helen here are a couple/ few taken from CG3 in the early 80s - "when I were a lad" ... ;) :((

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Gp Capt JPS Fynes (Fynsy) OC RAF Afghanistan and IA member
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Thanks again for those photos.

BTW Helen my next door neighbour flew Lancs out of Elsham Wold so I look forward to your next batch of ex-RAF Humberside airstations as they are today. ;)


Ian

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:37 pm
by Jigsaw
Bloody marvellous :ymapplause: :ymapplause: ...................carry on :D

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:26 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Aww that's definietly the place :( how sad :( but really nice to see it in much better times :ymapplause: :ymapplause: Thank you Ian :-*

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Even the trees are the same (hard to tell from my photo, thought I had a closer one but I don't).
One of those could even be the same yellow stripe I found :(

On your last photo, that looks like the raised bit where the light is.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:58 pm
by Nickolas
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What was Darth Vader doing there????????

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:26 pm
by Hihonyr8811
=)) =))

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:26 pm
by Ray C
Helen your pictures are very atmospheric/excellent....... Keep them comming, "may the force be with you"
:ymapplause: :ymapplause: Ray.

I need to sort a decent camera & soon,

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:54 pm
by Hihonyr8811
=)) =)) I not going to live that picture down am I :D :))


I've added a few more to the album, most are old though. Been going through my East Kirkby photo's too.

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This is RAF Spilsby where the windsock pole came from.

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Wickenby.


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The 3 control towers at Waddington.

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Humberside (Kirmington) fire section.

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Kirmington memorial.



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Coningsby.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:04 pm
by Ray C
Again you excell, not just a eurofighter, but a rainbow in the shot....!

Great stuff, Ray. :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:15 pm
by Hihonyr8811
My friend had to postpone our dinner date till next week :(( :((
But as we were going out anyway Mum and I had a lovely dinner at the Pink Pig (near Scunthorpe) and then we had a ride out to Elsham Wolds, Goxhill, North Killingholme and Waltham.

Lots of pics added. Not particularly comprehensive as they're not the easiest of sites to get too as they're private property and I'm not the sort of person to go knocking on doors :))

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I did not get good vibes from this ting,it may have been the debris and rubbish, but I didn't stop long.

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N. Killingholme
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Waltham
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And on the way back we past by the NW side of Binbrook, took a long range pic of the hangars and when I looked just now I saw this.

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Is it a tail?? if so what?? I know what I think it looks like but I can't believe you can see it from several miles away.

There's more photos in the album linked in the 1st post if anyone's interested.

So that's 23 out of 40 something (I forget the exact number) sites done or partially done over the last 2/3 years.

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:44 pm
by Ray C
The lightning prop memorial shot & it's circumstances brought a lump to my throat.

As for the tail fin at Binbrook.... Is that a ghost of Lightnings past...?
Keep them comming, and if we ever meet (near a bar) the drinks are on meeeeeee. :ymapplause:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:16 pm
by MOD
Helen I believe that could be XR724 http://www.lightning.org.uk/story.html :(

Thanks for those photos ... Ian :YMHUG:

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:16 pm
by Hazzer111
MOD wrote:Helen I believe that could be XR724 http://www.lightning.org.uk/story.html :(

Ian :YMHUG:


I was just about to say that! It appears its fully operational :D I never knew there was one there

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:39 pm
by Ray C
"Wow" Helen what have you started ......? Get back with your BIG lens camera and post some Scoop
pictures, ;) ;)

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:41 pm
by MOD
Hazzer I don't know about "fully operational". :(

Dave's a member here so I leave it to him to give us an update.

ibw

Re: RAF Lincolnshire.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:51 pm
by Hazzer111
Oops, didn't read it all the site fully. I'll remember next time :/