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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    into Weston Super Mare Somerset Follow the helicopter Museum signs OS Ref ST361347 You can use the Ordnance Survey Get a Map and follow the instructions Copy and paste the map reference South of England RAF Weston Super Mare Home

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    1685 Westonzoyland is on the A372 between Bridgwater and Langport in Somerset OS Ref ST361347 You can use the Ordnance Survey Get a Map and follow the instructions Copy and paste the map reference South of England RAF Westonzoyland Somerset

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    for the Americans due to the build up for D day By mid June the 442nd Troop Carrier Group turned up with the 303rd 304th 305th 306th Sqn s with C47 Dakota s RAF Westonzoyland Somerset USAAF Site RAF Westonzoyland

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  • Atlantikwall.co.uk
    the B3154 at the village pub then left up the hill OS Ref ST649246 You can use the Ordnance Survey Get a Map and follow the instructions You can copy and paste the map reference Update and new pages added due to another visit 24th Feb 2008 with the daughter of a Sailor who served here and again in July 2010 South of England RAF Charlton Horethorne RNAS HMS Heron

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    Harrier Above the threshold of the old control tower OS Ref ST549232 You can use the Ordnance Survey Get a Map and follow the instructions Copy and paste the map reference South of England RNAS Yeovilton Somerset HMS Heron Home

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    not the easiest to view There is security on the gate as it is still an operational airfield and a restricted area OS Ref St344184 You can use the Ordnance Survey Get a Map and follow the instructions Copy and

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  • RAF Culmhead, Somerset
    huts one a Nissen hut and the other was a wooden hut 159 Guard House n 162 Wing Command Station Intelligence Briefing Room t Details n Nissen Hut t timber Plan 159 Guard House 162 Wing Command Station Intelligence Briefing Room t and a fighter pen n Nissen hut of the type that was here t Timber hutting RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information This I think this was an Elsan toilet This has now been removed Details Elston s were a portable toilet Elsan bucket Here we have a bucket emptying platform Its a place where an Elsan bucket can be tipped emptied and then placed over the right hand side and the flush pulled and the bucket is cleaned out We found this actually on one of the dispersed sites here this last visit in Feb 2015 An earlier photo RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information Electrical cabinet This is now been removed Details I would think this came from the days when this was a government radio listening station and pat of that period Composite Signals Organisation Station From the 1950s the site was partially re used as Composite Signals Organisation Station CSOS Culmhead performing signals research functions operated under the aegis of Government Communications Headquarters GCHQ with a cluster of buildings covering some 4 4 hectares being constructed approximately in the centre of the former airfield It was closed in this role in 1999 http self gutenberg org articles RAF Culmhead Composite Signals Organisation Station CSOS Culmhead GCHQ Scarborough how it may have looked RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information The RAF roadway Details History The farm was requestioned in 1940 when there was a need for fighter airfields in the S W of England The S E had many fighter airfields but the S W was not thought of as a battle ground until the German army over ran the whole of northern France With the bombing of the West Country from airfields in Normandy and Brittany a need was seen that the S W should have better air cover Plan Air photo Hillman staff car RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information Screw Picket by the tree stump Details I thought for years this was a screw picket for barbed wire but know I think they were screw tie downs to hold the aircraft down in windy conditions History By 1941 a three runways 150ft wide with a perimeter track 50ft wide Opened on the first of August 1941 probably in a sea of mud How aircraft are tied down RAF Culmhead Somerset 00 00 00 Information Screw Picket Details I think they are aircraft tie down screw picket History Fighter airfields of this period had protective pens for their fighters Here there were twelve in four groups of three and each pen held two fighters of the Hurricane size or two Blenheim fighter bombers Hurricane Bristol Blenheim Fighter pen RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information Continuing along the road Details Coming up are two pillboxes and just past them on the right were 21 Guard Fire Party tb 12404 41 15 Fire Tender House tb 12410 41 BS Blast Shelter something here This is a Guard House Fire Party and a Fire Tender Shed at RAF Honeybourne Blast Shelter plan 2360 41 This could be the sort of fire tender for the airfield buildings rather than for than for aircraft crashes RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information The first two pillboxes and perimeter track on the left Details The pillboxes are an unusual seven sided design There are two here a third I believe in the hedge not found and a three further west They have small rifle embrasures and a larger machine gun embrasure that some have steel plates and some either have had them removed or were not fitted Plan of the pillboxes here The top two had splinter walls inside the red T shape and the others three further down do not Bren gun in a pill box Plan RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information The first pillbox Details Several screw pickets on the roof The airfield defence was carried out by the Somerset Light Infantry and then later on by the RAF Regiment A good friend of the Somerset reenactors Screw picket RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information The machine gun embrasures covers the airfield Details After the German attacks on Europe many of them were paratroops landing on airfields so the best defence is to place pillboxes all around the perimeter facing the landing ground The machine guns covering the airfield German paratroops German paratroops RAF Culmhead Somerset 18 January 2000 Information One machine gun embrasure and one rifle embrasure Details History Very few of the huts would have been built so a lot of tents would have been used Vickers machine gun Bren gun pillbox RAF Culmhead Somerset 02 August 2004 Information Machine gun embrasure with a double steel flap Details Note the hook to hold open the flaps Rifle trench Airfield defence truck RAF Culmhead Somerset 27 December 2004 Information Details History To the north many dispersed sites living sites and communal sites where officers sergeants mess s and the mens institute RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 19 Gas Clothing Store tb 12409 41 Details Gas Clothing Store and in front a latrine which I cannot find on the plans 19 Gas Clothing Store RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 19 Gas Clothing Store tb 12409 41 Details The tin shed is a farm add on History The airfield started out as RAF Church Stanton The name was changed because other airfields have Church in their names so it was changed to RAF Culmhead Plan Gas mask RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 19 Gas Clothing Store tb 12409 41 Details Crittall window History A Blister hangar was placed by each three sets of fighter pens a flight and a T2 hangar was placed in a small depression on the west side Blister hangars were used for first line servicing and the T2 hangar for larger repairs and servicing British MKVII Brown Gas Cape Blister hangar with canvas curtains to try and keep out bad weather T2 hangar RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 19 Gas Clothing Store tb 12409 41 Details The internal fittings are from its days as a farm Plan May have looked like this RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 18 Gas Defence Centre tb 12408 41 Details If the airfield had been attacked by a gas attack something the British government thought might happen Gas Defence Centers and Gas Decontamination centers were sighted on the airfield and on a prominent dispersed site to treat airmen and women for contamination History I can try and say which squadrons came and went but all this information is in any book that is written about airfields in Britain Squadrons often only stayed a few months and were moved on But for quite a while the Polish Wing arrived with No 316 Warsaw and No 302 Poznan squadrons Then the Czechs came with 313 and then 312 both with Spitfires A 12408 41 at RAF Rougham WW1 gas victims No 302 Polish Squadron No 316 Polish Squadron RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information Latrines Not on the plan Details Plan RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information Latrines Details Not on the plan History After the Battle of Britain Fighter Command went from defence to attack That meant that squadrons on the south coast flew offensive strikes across the channel to France Also they gave give cover to daylight raids by RAF and USAAF bombers Cherbourg Brest St Nazaire and Le Havre were their main target that were in the range of day fighters at the time Original door frame Inside RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information Another set of Latrines Details Not on the plan Latrines 9026 41 Plan the green squares are Blast Shelters and the blue a Emergency Water Supply The original door RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 24 Main Workshop n 12774 41 Details All that remains is this mound Main workshop in n Nissen type hutting Workshops repair Plan RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 31 Technical Latrines WAAF tb 9026 41 Details This set of latrines was probably for the WAAF s that worked in the Parachute Store behind it WAAF Plan RAF Culmhead Somerset 08 November 2009 Information 31 Technical Latrines WAAF tb 9026 41 Details A nice wash stand inside Latrines were often left as the rest of an airfield disintegrated so the farm laborers could use them Plan RAF Culmhead Somerset 26 May 2008 Information Sewage Site in the valley to the north of the airfield The gates have now been removed 2015 but the posts remain Details One thing these modern airfields had was a full sewage system here there are two Sludge Drying Beds 2432 40 and the rotating Percolating Filters 3349 36 and 161 a Tool Shed tb The gates were a standard ministry design and a smaller side gate for the maintenance man to get through The sewage site in the valley Tool Shed at RAF Grove Sludge Drying Beds at RAF Grove RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details This is where parachutes would be checked repaired aired packed stored and issued to flight crews A 10825 42 a slightly different type parachute store WAAF parachute packers How it may have looked inside RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details This is the front view ignore the structure added to the left side this was added by the farmer Parachute packing WAAF s Packing RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details Entrances porch Parachute store light fitting 11137 41 entrance porch RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details The view inside the parachute store Internal view Inside a 11137 41 parachute store A Simplex electrical fuse box RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details Note the windows can be pivoted open to allow a air to circulate through the parachutes to air and dry them Electrical boxes X Type 1 parachute RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details Putting the cords through elastic bands Nicely folded Parachute storage RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 30 Parachute Store tb 11137 41 Details The roofing sheets fallen down are added post war by the farmer X type 1 parachute KT RAF pilot parachute pack 11137 41 1945 RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information MT Yard Details 25 M T Bays 4 Bay 2 lock up 2 repair tb 12774 41 26 M T Office n MT yard with Left 26 M T Office a Nissen hut Right 25 M T four bay garage workshop Also an M T repair ramp How the M T office may have looked 12774 41 four bay M T garage this one is steel frame covered in asbestos sheeting RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 25 M T Bays 4 Bay 2 lock up 2 repair tb 12774 41 Details View from behind History When the Polish left they were replaced in the summer of 1942 with a Czech 313 Squadron and later to make up the Czech Wing 312 Squadron Staff car 312 Czech Squadron Tractor to tow planes and bombs Pick up for crew RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 25 M T Bays 4 Bay 2 lock up 2 repair tb 12774 41 Details The two lock up bays AEC Bedford K48001 Austin ambulance RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 25 M T Bays 4 Bay 2 lock up 2 repair tb 12774 41 Details The two repair bays RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 25 M T Bays 4 Bay 2 lock up 2 repair tb 12774 41 Details Repair bay with vehicle inspection pit Bedford QL RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 25 M T Bays 4 Bay 2 lock up 2 repair tb 12774 41 Details Left hand end door stop and a middle one Wooden doors on a three bay MT garage A side view RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information Vehicle inspection ramp This is getting very damaged now Details The tank on the right may have been the vehicle petrol tank and the water tank on the left may also have been used here on the camp Water tank in an ablutions at RAF Membury Vehicle petrol pump would have looked Petrol tank RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information Either side if this tree line were huts Details A pill box in the distance History RAF code words for fighter strikes Circus bomber attacks with fighter escorts in the day time Ramrod short range bomber attacks to destroy ground targets Ranger freelance flights over enemy territory by units of any size Rhubarb operations when sections of fighters or fighter bombers taking full advantage of low cloud and poor visibility Rodeo fighter sweeps over enemy territory Rover armed reconnaissance flights with attacks on opportunity targets RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building Old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details On early fighter stations with one or two squadron of fighters average of 12 planes a small Watch Office was enough to cope with their comings and goings Later larger towers were built to control so much more lying Hurricane with its battery starter trailer Spitfire Spitfire RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details Side view with the rear entrance and urinal no WAAF s working here then This Watch Office when superseded the building had a change of use to a battery charging building Two RAF Orificers RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details Plan RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details Rear entrance armoured door and urinal RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details Inside showing a bench to charge up aircraft batteries RAF Bicester battery room today Hurricane RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details Rear entrance with the armoured door to the pyrotechnic store Rear door handle Rear door securing handle Salt glaze waste pipes used to carry telephone and teleprinter cables RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details pyrotechnic store 1941 British No3 Mk1 Very pistol Very pistols were used to fire flairs of different colours green OK to land take off Red not to land take off etc Flair cartridges RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1a Battery Charging Building old Watch Office tb 17658 40 Details The small window is the pyro store window If fire and an explosion inside the store the steel door should hold it and the window could then break and dissipate the explosion something here Battle of Britain condensation trails in the sky from high flying fighters RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1 Control Tower Watch Office tb 12779 41 Details The control tower placed slightly forward of the old Watch Office and from the top floor you can see the whole of the airfield Plan s RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1 Control Tower Watch Office tb 12779 41 Details something here Plan of first floor Ground floor RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1 Control Tower Watch Office tb 12779 41 Details something here something here RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1 Control Tower Watch Office tb 12779 41 Details something here Refueling RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1 Control Tower Watch Office tb 12779 41 Details The control room Plan Inside one of he rooms Stairs RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 1 Control Tower Watch Office tb 12779 41 Details Out on the balcony RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 29 N F E Night Flying Equipment Store tb 12411 41 Details The dark patch in the grass may be the Signal Square Flair path RAF Old Sarum s signal square Signal square RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 29 N F E Night Flying Equipment Store tb 12411 41 Details Most airfields at this time did not have electric landing lights so a couple of Erk s lowest airmen life on an aerodrome would have to go out with possibly a tractor trailer with enough Goose Neck flairs and paraffin for the night The flairs would be placed equidistant down both sides of the runway filled with paraffin and the taper wick lit When flying ended they would have to go back out and put out the flair by placing the cap over the wick putting out the flair Then load up the trailer and come back The Erks that did this would smell of paraffin as it would get into their clothing Pooo Goose neck flairs would have been stored here with the fuel and wicks Paraffin with a wick in the spout and lit would run for quite a while Now with the cap removed and you can see the wick Goose Neck flair blowing in the wind RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information 29 N F E Night Flying Equipment Store tb 12411 41 Details something here Flair path Chance light shining down the runway Another way of showing up which runway is in use RAF Culmhead Somerset 07 February 2015 Information Perimeter track 50ft running right around

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    Andover follow the signs for Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit OS Ref SU271451 You can use the Ordnance Survey Get a Map and follow the instructions Copy and paste the map reference South of England RAF Thruxton Hampshire Home Richard Support

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