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#265855 - 23rd Oct 2008 9:50pm RAF
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I bet some of the younger one's never knew we had our own RAF station on the Wirral (Hooton being South Wirral these days!). smile

Link to RAF West Kirby with some old photo's.

http://www.rafwka.co.uk/
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#265868 - 23rd Oct 2008 10:27pm Re: RAF [Re: Morseman]
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Is that where the former station Rifle Range Halt got its name? I knew of somr tenuous RAF link but didn't know where.

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#265874 - 23rd Oct 2008 10:41pm Re: RAF [Re: BigBadStuey]
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Originally Posted By: BigBadStuey
Is that where the former station Rifle Range Halt got its name? I knew of somr tenuous RAF link but didn't know where.


You lost me there Stuey. Something I have never heard of. Please tell me more.
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#265878 - 23rd Oct 2008 10:55pm Re: RAF [Re: Morseman]
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Rifle Range Halt; on the Bidston to Wrexham line, between Burton Point & Shotton I think. I do remember Hooton Park; part of Vauxhall's now. Went to an air show there just after the war. Certainly remember RAF West Kirby (at Meols actually), although I did my basic training at Bridgnorth.
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#265901 - 24th Oct 2008 12:03am Re: RAF [Re: chriskay]
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Rifle Range Halt; on the Bidston to Wrexham line, between Burton Point & Shotton I think. I do remember Hooton Park; part of Vauxhall's now. Went to an air show there just after the war. Certainly remember RAF West Kirby (at Meols actually), although I did my basic training at Bridgnorth.


Was it ever known as RAF Larton as well? Seem to remember something along those lines from the dim and distant past. I did my training at Catterick but a different coloured uniform and a lot later no doubt. grin
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#265937 - 24th Oct 2008 10:21am Re: RAF [Re: Morseman]
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Rifle Range Halt: Was located as Chris says twixt Burton Point Station and Shotton. Actual location was just east of the firing ranges. Grid Ref: SJ308727.

Closed in 1954. Gather it was only used by squaddies, as there doesn't appear to have been any public road access.


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#265944 - 24th Oct 2008 11:22am Re: RAF [Re: ]
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Theres still a rifle range in use...on sealand..near shotwick...You can see it clearly from the new dee crossing near enough opposite the Shotton paper mill...
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#266047 - 24th Oct 2008 11:03pm Re: RAF [Re: Beemertastic]
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So many uniforms!! Oh My!!
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#266050 - 24th Oct 2008 11:11pm Re: RAF [Re: Wench]
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dont start!! raftl
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#266051 - 24th Oct 2008 11:11pm Re: RAF [Re: mike849]
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am i the only RAF guy on here?
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#266063 - 24th Oct 2008 11:40pm Re: RAF [Re: mike849]
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am i the only RAF guy on here?


Probably but in my defence I did serve on an RAF station in a brown uniform for two years. Best posting ever! yipee
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#266064 - 24th Oct 2008 11:42pm Re: RAF [Re: Morseman]
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which station?! and a brown uniform?! lol
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#266067 - 24th Oct 2008 11:49pm Re: RAF [Re: mike849]
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dont start!! raftl


I can't help it - I'm a red blooded female in my prime!!! Even better, my biological clock has no batteries raftl
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#266073 - 25th Oct 2008 12:00am Re: RAF [Re: Wench]
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#266079 - 25th Oct 2008 12:22am Re: RAF [Re: mike849]
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which station?! and a brown uniform?! lol


Were you a caretaker PJ?
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