TG2713 : Overgrown M&E plinth

taken 3 years ago, near to New Rackheath, Norfolk, Great Britain

Overgrown M&E plinth
Overgrown M&E plinth
The M&E plinth on the former Site 5 (Accommodation) of RAF Rackheath, which was an active airfield during WW2. The brick walls seen at right surrounded a generator resting on a concrete plinth. The entrance was protected by the blast wall seen at left. Note the old warning sign which is still in place > LinkExternal link. M & E plinths were made of brick to a height of about 1.60 metres and housed the Mechanical and Electrical transformer and switchgear used to keep the electricity supply at a constant voltage. As junction boxes they received in a mains electricity supply and distributed it though a number of outlets to buildings on the site.
RAF Rackheath (USAAF Station 145)
Rackheath aerodrome was built by John Laing & Son Ltd on the estate of Sir Edward Stracy of Rackheath Hall. Built to the specifications of a Class-A heavy bomber airfield it was used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The station opened in March 1944 and was designated USAAF Station 145. The station became the home of the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), the third group in the 96th Combat Wing, Second Bombardment Division (later Air Division) of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF). See also: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 29 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2774 1306 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.0425N 1:22.0000E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2772 1306
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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