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TOPIC: Henlow

Henlow 13 Jun 2008 07:44 #1

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From the Archives: Henlow Watch Office and Hangars - Copyright ARGL
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Some pictures of RAF Henlow all gone now

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Henlow 03 Nov 2010 22:25 #2

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Was searching for something else but found this. a long read with great pics.

RAF Henlow at 90

www.raf.mod.uk/rafbramptonwytonhenlow/rafcms/mediafiles/5F546078_1143_EC82_2E687623966EBA91.pdf

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Henlow 04 Nov 2010 21:56 #3

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1963/4 When I was in 10F Sqn ATC we used to glide with 616VGS and live in the wooden huts.
thern in 2003 it was at CME Henlow I got the bullet so you could say the seeds of my RAF career were sown there and the end was decided there !! Great place. and a great link DG1 thanks
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Henlow 04 Nov 2011 10:34 #4

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There was still a parachute section here in 1964-65. When I was at Halton at that time we sent our parachutes here for checking and repacking. We would load up all those for checking into the back seat of a Chippy and "Noddy" our Master Pilot would fly across and pick up the new ones. I was posted here in Jan 1968, and the Airmens Mess and NAAFI were still the original wooden buildings. The rest of the wooden huts were being demolished. I was fortunate in only having to spend abot four months out of a twelve month posting on camp. They were preparing for the "Battle of Britain" film at the time and as our working week could last as long as eight hours we watched a lot of the Spitfire and Buchon(Bf109) airtests.

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Henlow 04 Apr 2012 16:31 #5

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Did Henlow have bomb stores during WW2, if so, where were they located? Thanks

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Henlow 06 Apr 2012 09:13 #6

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Bomb Stores....no. Some minor buildings for SAA mostly ground defence.

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Henlow 06 Apr 2012 09:35 #7

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Would Chicksands have been RAF Henlow's bomb store?

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Henlow 06 Apr 2012 13:27 #8

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PETERTHEEATER;100582 wrote: Bomb Stores....no. Some minor buildings for SAA mostly ground defence.


On the 1940 record plan only a Pyro store is annotated ?? I can't see a need for a bomb store considering its roles ?

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Henlow 07 Apr 2012 04:54 #9

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Jenna;100586 wrote: Would Chicksands have been RAF Henlow's bomb store?


No requirement. Henlow was a Repair Depot and had a grass landing ground which was never upgraded. It had no operational role, only vital support and no bomb store was built. Why did you suggest Chicksands Jenna?

EDIT: Sorry, you are alluding to the Shefford munitions storage area.

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Henlow 15 Jul 2012 15:31 #10

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If anyone has information about the Parachute Test Unit at RAF Henlow (and the sub section, 'Special Parachute Equipment Section' established 1940) please let me know.

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