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Lichfield / Fradley 25 Jun 2008 20:39 #1

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I have some recent photos of here. How do I upload photos?

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Lichfield / Fradley 25 Jun 2008 21:01 #2

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Look forward to seeing the photos,

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Lichfield / Fradley 26 Jun 2008 18:54 #3

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Lichfield / Fradley 15 Oct 2008 18:47 #4

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I wish I had dated these. Sometime around 93-5 I think.

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They are copied fron negs, so if you know they are transposed, let me know!

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Lichfield / Fradley 16 Oct 2008 18:39 #5

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I have found another but I think it might have been taken on a different occasion. Summer 90 this one.

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Lichfield / Fradley 19 Oct 2008 20:43 #6

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Visited the bomb store many many years ago and discovered a rare building (I think) for bomber stations. It's a permanent brick SAA store, type F (16075/40). It seems to be still in situ here
Very little else remains except the more common PB incendiary and pyro store (5244/40) located just NNE of the SAA store.

I haven't any photos of the first building (hint) !

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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:.

Lichfield / Fradley 20 Oct 2008 06:13 #7

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Building No 142 a Temporary Brick (20' x 17' - 9'') indicated on the RSP as 'SAA Store' is still visible in the current GE image.

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Lichfield / Fradley 21 Oct 2008 19:38 #8

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Here are the last few, taken June 97

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I like this one particularly. I'm sure I've seen a photo somewhere of Lancs nose to tail on that loop. Something like that anyway.

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It's not as though I'm in love with this place, it's just for once, things didn't conspire to spoil my photos. I have masses of murky ones that are not worth posting. Must do it again sometime and get the bomb dump in!

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Lichfield / Fradley 22 Oct 2008 18:36 #9

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I wish! Other than the then current RAF bases I visited as an air cadet, the first "dissapearing" airfield we explored was Ossington, because it was the shortest hitch-hike from our homes in Mansfield. Even then, early 70s, we were too late. The concrete crushers were still there but their work was almost complete, just three dispersals to go... I was an RAF obsessed teenager (until I joined up!)
It was only meeting up again as civvies a decade later that prompted me to grab a camera, Steve wanted to gain flying hours but didn't know where to fly to, but I did.
I can't give you a precise list just yet, but currently, I have everything in Notts and Derbys, in Yorkshire, something east of a line Nottingham to Wombleton except for Barlow (oops! I missed it too Paul.) Nottinghamshire west to Wheaton Aston/Seighford area, south to Thurleigh/Poddington way, Norfolk only to Sculthorpe/Langham area and most of Lincs except for Cranwell, Fiskerton, Coningsby, Kirmington and Donna Nook.
Coverage is v poor and distant in some cases, eg gliding/parachuting prevents a casual stooge over places like Burn, Gamston, Langar etc. If I find a print or neg that is not too poor, I will post it eventually but the further away from Nottinghamshire it is, the least likely I will ever get it. Oh, and I've given many negs away but I don't know which ones yet.

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Lichfield / Fradley 20 Feb 2010 16:09 #10

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A friend of mine was stationed here in the RAF and once had the job of cutting wings off Mosquitoes which were in storage - and burning them :o

There were huge numbers of aircraft broken up at RAF Lichfield. Internet sources say that by 1947, 900 Typhoons and 500 Liberators amongst other types had been reduced to scrap here.

Many years ago one of the local ATC Squadrons found an instrument panel in a wood somewhere nearby...and aircraft parts are still rumoured to be lying in the undergrowth.

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