TL1785 : Water tower at Conington (RAF Glatton)

taken 4 years ago, near to Conington, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Water tower at Conington (RAF Glatton)
Water tower at Conington (RAF Glatton)
This water tower is the only remaining significant structure at this former World War II airbase. Although the base was called RAF Glatton it was actually near the village of Conington but called Glatton (station130) to avoid confusion with another airfield at Coningsby in Lincolnshire and Conington near Cambridge.
Today there is a memorial close by in memory of The U.S. Army Eighth Air Force 1st Air Division 94th Combat Wing, see LinkExternal link
See LinkExternal link for more information about the base
The tank appears to be a Braithwaite tank or similar design, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Defence, Military 
Former (from Tags)
RAF Airfield  RAF Base 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1701 8587 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.4952N 0:16.7606W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1701 8598
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Water Tower  USAAF  USAAF Air Base (Former) 

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