TG2722 : Yarnold shelter near the perimeter fence

taken 3 years ago, near to Scottow, Norfolk, Great Britain

Yarnold shelter near the perimeter fence
Yarnold shelter near the perimeter fence
These prefabricated pillbox-type shelters date from the 1970s/80s. They can be seen all over the airfield and were meant to protect from terrorist attacks. What would seem to be a pan-shaped WW2 aircraft dispersal can be seen in the foreground.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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TG2722, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2736 2269 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.2373N 1:22.0627E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2728 2272
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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