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TOPIC: Matching

Matching 02 Feb 2009 14:33 #1

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Just to prove that even a mere sprinkling of snow does not put off the intrepid!
Ladies 'n' gentlemen I present.........
Matching airfield in the snow!
Hospital buildings.

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The Control Tower.

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Matching 03 Feb 2009 17:06 #2

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Nice shots, thx for sharing, whats the story behind the sodding great radar on the tower roof?!

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Matching 03 Feb 2009 18:16 #3

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The tower is leased from the Farmer by Ratheon for calibration testing. There is another former wartime building on the other side of the airfield, that apparently has the same job. I may have a pic of that somewhere that I shall post later.

CDP wrote-That's the AiX/ARG 2009 Christmas cards sorted then!

Actually that why I went there, it will form my card for the 391st BG memorial group for next Christmas! :)

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Matching 03 Feb 2009 20:37 #4

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Ok, heres the image of the other building operated by Raytheon on Matching airfield. The radar test equipment is not mounted on this building, it is alongside. I will award twenty points if someone can tell me what that building originally was. It was situated alongside, or very near the Western T2, I have not a clue as to type or use as I do not have a detailed plan of Matching unfortunately. To the right of this building you can just about make out the top of the high level water tower that stands on the Officers site.

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Matching 11 Mar 2009 21:58 #5

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Did the snow bring down the radar?

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Any idea what this is?

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Matching 11 Mar 2009 22:26 #6

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They change the antenna/array or whatever they call them on a regular basis PaulHP.
The nosecone is a test cone for nose mounted aircraft radar that the company produces, It has been there quite a while now.

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Matching 12 Mar 2009 15:40 #7

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Could that be a nose cone from a Javelin?

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Peter

Matching 12 Mar 2009 19:36 #8

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Looks good, i'd like to make a trip to Matching. Is there a dedicated Memorial? and other buildings scattered around?

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Matching 12 Mar 2009 21:48 #9

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There is a memorial to 391st Bombardment group up near the airfield industrial estate, and a couple of plaques in the village church (which is way out of the village!)

There are lots of other buildings scattered around.

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Matching 13 Mar 2009 21:07 #10

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Is that Matching Village or Matching Green village?

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