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TOPIC: RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building

RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building 13 Jul 2018 19:14 #1

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This building is not on the Dispersed sites RSP. It is adjacent to known dispersed sites, but is not actually on one.
It looks WW2, but may be a later build using reclaimed materials.
Would anyone care to guess what it might be?

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RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building 13 Jul 2018 21:40 #2

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Moved to Where or What is this?
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RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building 14 Jul 2018 08:04 #3

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It has the look of a 3 bay Turret Trainer but somewhat modified.

It's located on the former RAF Site 7 (Leys Farm)

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RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building 15 Jul 2018 22:45 #4

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PETERTHEEATER wrote: It has the look of a 3 bay Turret Trainer but somewhat modified.

It's located on the former RAF Site 7 (Leys Farm)


Hello Peter,

I checked the RSP and Site 7 was an officers domestic site. The instructional site was some distance away, off the Derby Road, on a site which is essentially Tyremiles.
SK 19104 44898

They use the Gunnery Training and Crew procedures building.
The Turrent Trainer building (Double) is demolished.

SK 19127 44932

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RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building 16 Jul 2018 10:24 #5

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I have a digital copy of the RSP but even zoomed the Building Numbers are illegible. The Schedule shows Building 98 (?) as a 3 bay Turret Trainer and that will be the demolished structure formerly on the Instructional Site.

I don't mean to imply that the subject building WAS a Turret Trainer only that it closely resembles the brick version. It lacks external piers and the location is wrong. TB buildings did not lend themselves to relocation so it would seem that the structure was built there.

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RAF Ashbourne; Mystery building 16 Jul 2018 22:16 #6

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PETERTHEEATER wrote: I have a digital copy of the RSP but even zoomed the Building Numbers are illegible. The Schedule shows Building 98 (?) as a 3 bay Turret Trainer and that will be the demolished structure formerly on the Instructional Site.

I don't mean to imply that the subject building WAS a Turret Trainer only that it closely resembles the brick version. It lacks external piers and the location is wrong. TB buildings did not lend themselves to relocation so it would seem that the structure was built there.


We are in full agreement here. It was the resemblance which attracted my attention. I stopped by today and took a close look and there are no external piers on either gable end or the side facing the road.
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