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RAF Yatesbury

RAF Yatesbury
Author: Tom_Allett
Time Stamp:
20:44:27 16 February 2007
Post:
Does anything still survive from WWII days at the site of the former RAF Yatesbury in Wiltshire?


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: Dick
Time Stamp:
21:56:20 16 February 2007
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Hi Tom

Try http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/aviation/airfields for a satellite view.Doesn't seem to be much left

Dick


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: Tom_Allett
Time Stamp:
22:22:16 16 February 2007
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Oh dear,

I wish you hadn't shown me that link...

It's not the bad news that Yatesbury appears to have vanished - it's just that I will probably spend the next few weeks looking at all the others now!

Many thanks,

Tom

Does anyone know anything about the demolition of the old airfield and training camp?


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: Gaudet
Time Stamp:
23:11:29 16 February 2007
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Thanks Dick for the URL... my interest is with RAF Greenock but was still unable to successfully find the airfield with the website...

Jason Gaudet - Researcher of RAF/RCAF Pennfield Ridge, NB Canada (1941-1945): RAF No. 2 ANS & No. 34 OTU + RCAF HTCU


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: Dick
Time Stamp:
08:19:51 17 February 2007
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[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 17-Feb-07 AT 08:22 AM (GMT)[/font][p]Hi Tom & Jason

You will need an old ww2 map to tie in Gourock from it's RAF days,even the old shipyards and docks aren't there any more and don't forget Gourock was a Flying Boat base, there wont be any runways or taxiways to show patterns in the water.

I think if Tom looks carefully he might detect Yatesbury through crop marks!!! if he can find the time.

Dick


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: Resmoroh
Time Stamp:
10:38:03 17 February 2007
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That image at http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/aviation/airfields/Yatesbury.html is very complex. There are very few Crop Marks but there are a large number of Soil Marks (subtle difference!). Bear in mind that the topsoil thereabouts is quite thin and ploughing can bring up the underlying chalk quite easily. The buildings outlines on the south side of the site can be seen but I suspect that many of the other marks are "natural". Come in Time Team!!

HTH

Peter Davies


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: christopherE
Time Stamp:
08:32:15 17 February 2007
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[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 17-Feb-07 AT 08:36 AM (GMT)[/font][p] I drove around Yatesbury and nearby Compton Bassett about 5 years ago. There were 2 WW1 hangers standing then, but neglected.Other structures were still there in various agricultural uses.

On the RAF Yatesbury website there is an archive of newsletters which have some of the story of the future plans for the site. But these date back a long way.

A Meteor was being restored there somewhere. Again this was on a web page about 5/6 years ago.

Regards Christopher

PS Google earth shows that these 2 hangers might be still there to the S-West of Yatesbury village.


RE: RAF Yatesbury
Author: ChristopherE (Guest)
Time Stamp:
10:31:30 17 February 2007
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searching through google, there a some quite recent photos of the remaining buildings,and an architectural plan to restore the grade 2 listed hangers for commercial use. There are about 4 interesting websites, but you would have to go through a few pages to get there.