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TOPIC: Shawbury

Shawbury 30 Sep 2009 15:28 #1

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Another airfield I can't find a thread for.

Photo taken in January 2007

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Shawbury 21 Feb 2010 11:24 #2

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Hi all
had a walk around here on the way back from Sleap, just took a few shots whilst it was quiet

Stop Butts for testing aircraft cannon/machine guns,the aircraft had there tails lifted so to into the recess

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Pillbox just outside of the fence near to a crash gate

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Storage hangers off site

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Long range C type

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Llanbedr History not to be forgotten!!!!!!!

Shawbury 21 Feb 2010 16:23 #3

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Found this one hiding under a tree

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Shawbury 28 Feb 2010 14:28 #4

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Don't ask !
Hanger 2

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Hanger 3

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Hanger 4

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Old flying control

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Shawbury 27 Mar 2010 17:19 #5

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What type of gun were these Turnbull mounts used for Peter?
The example below was salvaged from Hunsdon several years ago. I had thought watercooled Vickers 303.

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As for pillboxes, I still get my type 27's mixed up with type 24's!

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Shawbury 28 Mar 2010 07:48 #6

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That's correct; but could be adapted to other types.

It's all here:

http://www.pillbox-study-group.org.uk/Turnbullmountspage.htm

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Shawbury 08 Apr 2010 19:24 #7

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Anyone live near Shawbury that would be able to photograph for me ASAP please three pillboxes at:

52.801847, -2.675546 - here

52.797994, -2.652082 - here

52.802398, -2.665526 - here

These are wanted urgently to finish an AiX project off. Just Google earth the Lat / long

Thanks,

Paul

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Shawbury 05 May 2010 18:22 #8

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I did my AATC course here in 78(late august- early october) and after I did the course I never returned to Shawbury. Unlike a lot of AATCs I didnt go to the annual 5 a side tournament and I didnt do a radar course and I failed the aptitude test for controller training.

What I do remember was that the block we occupied was made of metal(thyeve since been demolished I believe), it worried me when we had a thunderstorm one evening! Also one night we had a heavy frost so they put the heating on next day. In fact a couple of years later it set the record for the coldest temperature recorded in England.

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Shawbury 05 May 2010 19:04 #9

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canberra;44276 wrote: I did my AATC course here in 78(late august- early october) and after I did the course I never returned to Shawbury. Unlike a lot of AATCs I didnt go to the annual 5 a side tournament and I didnt do a radar course and I failed the aptitude test for controller training.


Yes, I went through in Nov 78...and like you, have never returned. I wish I had had a better look around while I was there though. Wednesday afternoon's was sports afternoon and we would go off to one of the hangars to play Badminton or kick a football about. The accomodation blocks were on the other side of the road, if memory serves me right and I'm of the same opinion, they've gone now.

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Memories........... I've forgotten what they are !!

Shawbury 05 May 2010 20:58 #10

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I did TTF in 85 and am back as a civvie now !! The old blocks have been replaced by a floodlight sports pitch !! and a standbye car park. The blocks did contain asbestoes we were led to belive !!

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