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TOPIC: Wittering

Wittering 17 Jul 2008 14:46 #1

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RAF Wittering Bomb Stores.

This was my girlfriends first report.

I was visiting family who live in Wittering, Jerry was busy, so I pinched his camera and visited a site he had told me about in some woods just of the Wittering base.

I had a walk up to the far end where it appeared the storage facilities were.

The rear of the bunkers:



The entry doors:



The doors were four inches thick, and the locks didnt quite look up to the job:



Me from the back of one of the units:



One of the ventilation ducts:



Some of the other units:







Felt like I was being watched from one of the buildings, look through the broken window, you'll see what I mean:



It was this:



Tried to ring for assitance but it didn't work:



Every window across the site was broken, providing me with some arty shots:



The facilties are a little basic but functional:



There was no running water, and the electricity may have been off too:



The main incoming electrical supply, not supplying anymore:



The transformer also wasn't transforming anymore:



There was evidence of some illegal activity across the site, along with the history of the site with its raves etc, I decided to make my visit a short one.

It was confirmed by Wittering community officer that its not MOD property and but just remember your five hundred yards away from the base.

Thanks for looking.

Becky

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Wittering 22 Jul 2008 00:39 #2

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Heres a few pics i took with Jerry and co the other weekend. I have to say a huge thank you to Jerry for introducing me to this amazing place. I never thought in a million years that i would be wondering around a place like this never mind actually photographing it!

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Wittering 23 Jul 2008 07:26 #3

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Just for info. This type of explosive store is called an IGLOO in military parlance.

This site is post WW2

Peter H

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Wittering 23 Jul 2008 08:13 #4

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It was post WW2, there were used as storage for:

http://www.century20war.co.uk/page19.html

About halfway down this refers to Wittering.

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Wittering 23 Jul 2008 09:47 #5

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The lads on a wander:

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Wittering 24 Jul 2008 04:34 #6

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Jerry, the site that you visited was this one:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.59457 ... =0&src="msl "

The site mentioned in the article is this one:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.60357 ... =0&src="msl "

Peter H

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Wittering 04 Sep 2008 19:57 #7

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Here are a few pics of when I visited Raf Wittering.The first picture of the small hanger was apparantly used to house a Mosquito that was on readiness to scramble in the event of a hit and run raid detected on one of the many bases in the area(a sort of WW2 version of a QRA shed).

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Wittering 09 Oct 2008 19:29 #8

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The building in question is also present at Waddington and Scampton. I haavn't a copy of the buildings of the expansion period handy, but I always thought they were buildings specific to airfield crash/fire vehicles (my background is in RAF MT) and the one at Scampton is within the MT compound behind the bays, maybe someone could check.

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Wittering 09 Oct 2008 20:42 #9

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it was part of the mt area but apparantly was converted during the war due to the intruder ops by the germans.Unfortunately my mate who took me round the base(who told me this ) has now been transferred to Marham.

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Wittering 13 Oct 2008 19:14 #10

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It is a short version of the FFMT (one fighter squadron). These buildings were built pre-war, in anticipation of a war, but after Dunkirk, their original role became redundant so many were converted to other things.

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