SP3006 : View across Runway 26 RAF Brize Norton

taken 7 years ago, near to Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

View across Runway 26 RAF Brize Norton
View across Runway 26 RAF Brize Norton
This is a view across the main runway of the strategically important military airfield. Technical note: fortunately I am above average height meaning I was able to reach high enough over the fence to obtain this and my other images of the airfield on this day.
RAF Brize Norton

Compiled by Brian Robert Marshall

RAF Brize Norton first opened in 1937 and has been in more or less continuous use as a military airfield ever since. In 1953 Brize Norton was taken over by the United States Air Force but in 1965 control reverted to the Royal Air Force. With the closure of RAF Lyneham in 2011, Brize Norton became the main operating base for RAF air transport and in-air refuelling aircraft. More on wikipedia LinkExternal link

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SP3006, 20 images   (more nearby search)
Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Air transport  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Category
Airfield   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 302 063 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.3124N 1:33.7724W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 305 062
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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