TG2723 : Building beside the Cold War blast walls

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

Building beside the Cold War blast walls
Building beside the Cold War blast walls
It was used by aircrew and servicing personnel. For a view of the blast walls see > LinkExternal link. Another blast wall can be seen in the background at right.
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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TG2723, 44 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 2717 2305 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.4360N 1:21.9090E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2718 2303
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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