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Boreham 10 Aug 2011 23:58 #1

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Hey y'all,

first posting, but I've been lurking for a while.

There's an exhibition on at Chelmsford Museum about Boreham Airfield.

http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=19663

As I'm local and lived in Boreham many years ago, I went to see it on Monday and followed up with a trip to the airfield too. As it's HQ for Essex Police's helicopter, I didn't explore too much, but I did drive up to the Keep Out signs at the back of the control tower.

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Boreham 31 Oct 2011 12:15 #2

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Some of my photos I took back in May 2007

Control Tower / Watch Office for all RAF Commands (Drg No 12779/41 & 15371/41)


T2 Hangar


Runway 16/34. Looking South East


EAAGA Memorial

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Boreham 30 Dec 2011 18:00 #3

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The URL for that thread on the American's stay at Boreham has been changed to

http://gillinghambattleb26crash.weebly.com/life-at-boreham-in-pictures.html

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Boreham 30 Dec 2011 20:09 #4

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Welcome and thanks. Anyone know which bombing range the Boreham units used?

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Boreham 16 Feb 2012 01:06 #5

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Some photos I took today at Boreham, with thanks to Essex Air Support Unit for allowing me on site to take photos.

1 - Control Tower viewed from the remaining part of Runway 09/27

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2 - Tower showing ID letters

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3 - View of the tower area

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4 - View looking south from the roof of the control tower

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5 - Control Tower

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6 - Runway 16/34, looking South East

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7 - Unknown building, possible the Speach Broadcasting Building??

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8 - Operations Block

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There are plans of Boreham airfield on this link:
http://www.ericdprobert.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/AvBorAFld.htm

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Boreham 19 Apr 2012 10:49 #6

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Apologies for te quality of these twophotos, they are scans of photos printed on a normal printer. The photos were given to me by the guys at the Essex Police Air Support Unit who are based at Boreham and show the airfield as it is at the moment.

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Boreham 05 Oct 2012 07:56 #7

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Does anyone know where the dispersed accomodation sites where located? There is a Nissen hut and some access roads made up of what looks like,to quote a phrase used on here,'airfield concrete' on the South side of the 'old' A12 through Boreham Village.

Rob

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Boreham 15 Feb 2013 21:08 #8

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I recently had a trip round Boreham, thanks to the guys at the Essex Police Air Response Unit, and the guy who showed me round told me that by 2016 the quarrying will have got to a point where the Control Tower and remaining runways and peri track will all have gone and they will have to move out :sad:
I asked him if anybody had shown any interest in preserving the tower but he said no. So now could be the time to write to your local MP and voice your concerns.
Rob

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Boreham 08 Mar 2014 15:53 #10

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I am a Police Officer with the National Police Air Service based at Boreham near Chelmsford, Essex. Some of you may be aware that we occupy the old Watch Office which was originally part of the 394th Bomb Group of the 9th USAAF. The building has been largely left in its original layout with a few modern updates relating to computing and telephones; however we have previously had visitors who served here during the war who can still recognise its original use.

I am trying to gather some old photographs of the place during its wartime days. I would like to make up a framed image mounted in each room depicting its original use. I would also like to make up some door plaques for each door to reflect the same, along with its current use.

To this end I am keen to get hold of any building plans from when it was built and any photos of the interior during the 1944-1945 period. I realise this is going to be a tall order but I think I would be happy to receive any images or plans for the same type of building which I could use as a depiction.

Many thanks

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