TF8506 : T2 hangar on the former Technical site

taken 7 years ago, near to North Pickenham, Norfolk, Great Britain

T2 hangar on the former Technical site
T2 hangar on the former Technical site
It is currently used by an industrial company. This area formed part of RAF North Pickenham's Technical site and the hangar depicted here used to be one of the two T2 hangars of RAF North Pickenham. It has however since been modified and re-clad.

Update: This hangar was destroyed by a fire on 1 November 2014.
RAF North Pickenham (USAAF Station 143)

The aerodrome at North Pickenham was constructed in 1943/44 for the use of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Eighth Air Force and designated USAAF Station 143. The first group to move onto the airfield was the 492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy), flying Liberator bomber aircraft. Due to heavy losses the group was transferred in August 1944, and the 491st BG replaced it.

After the war, the airfield was returned to the RAF and it was closed in 1949. In December 1958 however, the station was transferred from Home Command to Bomber Command in preparation for its used as a Thor missile site. After the missile site was dismantled in 1963 the field was closed for good and finally sold off in 1967. See also: Link

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TF8506, 24 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 August, 2014
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Industry  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8517 0621 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.3242N 0:44.0471E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 8520 0623
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