RAF Abingdon

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RAF Abingdon

Postby Cluny » Fri May 24, 2013 11:07 pm

All these were taken at Abingdons Air and Country show at the start of the month , sorry for the delay but life happened .

Radar/Radio antenna Mount ?
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Dispersal , still with intact tie down points .
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Runway 08 , the shorter secondary runway .
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Arrester Gear on Runway 18 , the main runway .
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Loop Dispersal .
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Post war Control Tower .
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Perimeter Track .
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F Shed , built to service Blackburn Beverleys . Later housed the main servicing for Hawks and Jaguars .
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C Shed .
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C and F shed with the current inhabitants .
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Engine test pan .
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Perimeter Track .
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Re: RAF Abingdon

Postby Mayfly » Sat May 25, 2013 8:03 am

Sad sight all these derelict airfields - make you think about what you had but didn't realise :(

Thanks for posting Cluny all the same.
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Re: RAF Abingdon

Postby Aceyone » Sat May 25, 2013 11:13 am

Thanks for posting,I have very fond memories of Airshows at Abingdon,some of the most memorable shows that I remember from the early 80s were there,still have a couple of programs knocking around !
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Re: RAF Abingdon

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat May 25, 2013 6:24 pm

That first picture, there's one almost exactly like it at Swinderby and it was a radar base so I'd assume so here too.
Although for some odd reason this, was the only photo I took of it...

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Re: RAF Abingdon

Postby Cluny » Sat May 25, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks Helen , I knew someone would know :)
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Re: RAF Abingdon

Postby Mackrick » Sat May 25, 2013 8:44 pm

Thanks Paul, it's changed a lot since I was stationed there in the late 70's
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