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TOPIC: Cranwell

Cranwell 23 Jun 2008 22:54 #1

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Hi,

Here's some pictures of Cranwell, these are the only one that have the majority of the building in shot, because they where took for Flightsim, they where mostly taken straight on and in sections for use as texture on the building models, like the guardroom shot.

All photos courtesy of Keith Steadman uploaded with permission

Drawing Numbers are unknown, except for the Tower.

Tower, Post War 2548c/55




Flying Support


Officer Mess


Cadets HQ?


Dining Room



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Cranwell 23 Jun 2008 22:54 #2

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All photos courtesy of Keith Steadman uploaded with permission



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Cranwell 09 Jul 2008 08:38 #3

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Can anyone tell me what type of Hangar this is?

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Cranwell 09 Jul 2008 10:09 #4

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I think it's an Admiralty Seaplane shed Type F built in 1916, many of them where removed from WW1 RNAS seaplane bases and rebuilt on other airfields so I don't know if Cranwells are original to the site. I think there is one or two on the Acklington site now part of the prison.

Theres also a Type G which is about half the span, the F having a 100' span the G having a 60' span.

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Cranwell 11 Jul 2008 12:03 #5

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Stevo is correct but the Cranwell shed is original to that site as during WW1 it was Admiralty.

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Cranwell 17 Aug 2008 20:31 #6

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I have just had someone comment on this photo on my website, they say it is a

" These are the OASC "hangar" ex sheds "

As they didn't leave an email, can anyone help with this?

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Cranwell 17 Aug 2008 22:12 #7

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During WW1, RAF Cranwell was called HMS Daedalus, incorrectly, I believe.

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Gents: OASC stands for Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre. The OASC uses the two remaining Type F hangars on the North Airfiled as exercise areas for syndicates of potential officers and aircrew, to see who is best able to lead their team over a sea of "shark infested custard" using nothing more than a bit of rope, two pine poles and a five-gallon drum. It is probably only because they are now used for this role that has stopped them being demolished. All the other Type Fs on the North Airfiled were demolishied years ago.

On the second point, Robin, Cranwell was commissioned as HMS Daedalus, although why 'incorrectly' I cannot think.

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Cranwell 22 Aug 2008 15:48 #9

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Robin wrote: During WW1, RAF Cranwell was called HMS Daedalus, incorrectly, I believe.

Robin.


I believe it was originally called HMS Daedalus when it opened originally as a RNAS. I think that "Winking Willy" atop the rotunda of CHOM is the most inland of all 'vessels' on the Trinity House Register so even more 'nautical' connections!

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Cranwell 22 Aug 2008 16:19 #10

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Praesta, Can you elaborate on "CHOM" and "Winking Willy" please?

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