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#725862 - 18th Sep 2012 10:47am west kirby raf
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Just wondering if any of the old raf buildings are still there and how to get to them?

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#725870 - 18th Sep 2012 11:07am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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#725873 - 18th Sep 2012 11:20am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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Doesn't really answer my question. Just tells me where it used to be. Have no idea where I would find any of the buildings that are left.

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#725874 - 18th Sep 2012 11:20am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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If you want a mooch around an old base I think the closest still standing is RAF Croft near Warrington.

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3737

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#725880 - 18th Sep 2012 11:47am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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Originally Posted By: turnip
Doesn't really answer my question. Just tells me where it used to be. Have no idea where I would find any of the buildings that are left.


Silly me, here is me thinking the buildings may or may not be where the camp used to be, also photo's of empty fields may also be a clue that buildings may no longer exist.
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#725884 - 18th Sep 2012 11:59am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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None of the buildings is standing on site. The shelters, which were in a field nearer West Kirby, just as one goes down the hill, where excavated and destroyed about two years ago. However two of the Hangers were relocated at a stable down Park Lane, Meols. They are still in use as stables/menage.

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#726009 - 18th Sep 2012 6:57pm Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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Turnip,

Only some basic foundations remain & these are very overgrown. "Digging Deeper" took me on a guided tour some time ago.

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#726113 - 18th Sep 2012 11:21pm Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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One of the old wooden camp buildings is being used as a scout hut at St. John the Divine; it's easily visible from Frankby Road. They're raising funds to have it replaced with a modern building, though, so it's probably not long for this world.

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#726138 - 19th Sep 2012 7:38am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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An old mate of mine from Wallasey did his basic training there before being shipped out to Ceylon!

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#726213 - 19th Sep 2012 10:47am Re: west kirby raf [Re: turnip]
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He must be old Tatey, I was based in Ceylon too, 1961. Closed down Ceylon Wireless and opened Mauritius, best tour of my life and didn't want to come back home. 18 months of Paradise.
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#726463 - 20th Sep 2012 6:46am Re: west kirby raf [Re: BandyCoot]
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He must be old Tatey, I was based in Ceylon too, 1961. Closed down Ceylon Wireless and opened Mauritius, best tour of my life and didn't want to come back home. 18 months of Paradise.


Don is 93 & still manages the odd half! laugh

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