TL6824 : Andrews Field, Great Saling, Essex, Firing Range beside former NW perimeter track

near to Stebbing Green, Essex, Great Britain

Andrews Field, Great Saling, Essex, Firing Range beside former NW perimeter track
Andrews Field, Great Saling, Essex, Firing Range beside former NW perimeter track
View of the Rifle/Firing range beside the former North West perimeter track, now a public road
Background:
"Andrews Field" was the first United States World War II Airbase in Europe built in 1943 and named in memory of General Frank M Andrews, US Air Force. Adjacent to the small Essex village of Great Saling, it became home to B17s and B26s bombers. From mid-1944 it was a Royal Air Force station with Fighter Squadrons (including several Polish squadrons) operating Mustangs, Spitfires and finally Meteor jets. The station closed in late 1945 and later returned to agricultural use and the three runways were eventually broken up for hardcore. Parts of the former perimeter tracks became incorporated into the local public roads. The Andrewsfield flying club was formed on the site around 1975/6.
For more details on the history of this WWII airfield, see "Andrews Field" by Rodney J. Pope, Ian Henry Publications, ISBN 0-86025-428-3.
More images of Andrews Field/Andrewsfield are available here:
TL6824 : Andrewsfield Flying Club Sign, Great Saling, Essex
TL6824 : Andrews Field, Great Saling, Essex, former NW perimeter track
TL6825 : Andrews Field, Great Saling, Essex, former NW perimeter track
TL6824 : Andrews Field, Great Saling, Essex, former SW perimeter track
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2009
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 June, 2009
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Rifle range   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 68546 24952 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.8575N 0:26.8947E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 68546 24952
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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