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TOPIC: Woolfox Lodge

Woolfox Lodge 05 Nov 2008 20:23 #11

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In 1943, Short Stirling bombers arrived, and Whitleys were used for Glider Towing Training. In September 1944 the US 9th Air Force brought in Skytrains with Hadrian Gliders for a months training and then arrived Stirlings, Lancasters and two Beaufightersand Hurricanes. In 1944 a Lancaster exploded in mid air over Langtoft and in March 1945 and another was shot down over the airfield by enemy aircraft........

A couple of notes from me to the above 9th Air Force????? ........and were enemy fighters still active so far in land in March 1945???

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Woolfox Lodge 26 Dec 2008 23:56 #12

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I drove past Woolfox Lodge this afternoon on my way to Harlaxton, and noticed the Arming Shed on the Bloodhound site has been reduced to the steel skeleton. :(

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Woolfox Lodge 27 Dec 2008 00:00 #13

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One of the bulidings in that area had been burned down for fun by the local morons just a couple of days before myself and Jerry and co visited back in the summer.Probably the same building your referring to PB!

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Woolfox Lodge 27 Dec 2008 00:06 #14

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It's the one at the north end of the Bloodhound compound. Flash earth link HERE ."

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Woolfox Lodge 28 Dec 2008 15:05 #15

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Site of the Jaguar dispersal at Woolfox Lodge

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.71484 ... =0&src="msl "

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You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

Woolfox Lodge 28 Dec 2008 17:04 #16

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norwichpaul wrote: Site of the Jaguar dispersal at Woolfox Lodge

Thanks for that.
For some unknown reason I always thought it was south of the airfield, and therefore never found it.
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Plan A is always more effective when the problem you are working on understands that Plan B will involve the use of dynamite :twisted:.

Woolfox Lodge 28 Dec 2008 17:12 #17

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Funny you should say that, so did I but access to it is from the layby and the only layby is as shown.

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Woolfox Lodge 28 Dec 2008 18:46 #18

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Thats the site for the moto X guys now, and the burnt out building was done several months ago, theres no plan to reclan it, it comes down to cost so the owners say.

Also i'll stop by, say hello to the grumpy old buzzard and get a couple of the dispersed site later this week, i'll happy new year from us all?

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Woolfox Lodge 28 Dec 2008 19:24 #19

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The Communal Site at Woolfox ( HERE " in Flash Earth) seems to show an Institute & NAAFI Staff Quarters to drawings 13048/41, 651/42 and/or 2064/42 (left) and a Dining Room 12772/41 (right).

One of the dispersed sites ( HERE " in Flash Earth) seems to contain seven billet huts of unknown design. The shadows appear to indicate a shallow roof pitch, so they may be BCF Huts.

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Woolfox Lodge 29 Dec 2008 18:57 #20

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I had always assumed that it was the Southern entrance, just south of the depot building, that had Jaguars in mind. A wide access way without overhanging streetlighting that links runway to a long access road parallel to the A1 (for refuellers etc). How else could aircraft land at Woolfox and taxi onto the A1 and vice-versa?

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