TA1974 : The remains of RAF Bempton

taken 8 years ago, near to Buckton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

The remains of RAF Bempton
The remains of RAF Bempton
R.A.F. Bempton started life in February 1940 as R.A.F. Flamborough Head, but later that year was renamed Bempton. It was a radar station for the remainder of the war years, disbanding on 1st August 1945.
It then had a brief spell as an Air Ministry Experimental Station until 1st November 1945 when the station was shut down. It was then allocated to the Northern Signals Area and placed on a care and maintenance basis.
On 1st June 1949, the station was declared operational again. On 17th February 1950 it was transferred to Fighter Command, with whom on 1st November 1951, it was renamed as 146 Signals Unit Bempton. 146 Signals Unit disbanded on 1st December 1961, and the station was renamed R.A.F. Bempton. It carried on as such until 1st April 1964 when it was disbanded. Bempton was then reduced to a domestic satellite station of R.A.F. Patrington.
It remained as such until April 1972, when there was no further requirement for the quarters. It was then reduced to redundant station status. Bempton was finally disposed of, some time in 1980/81.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 192 741 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.9602N 0:10.5315W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 197 740
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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