TM1375 : Static water tank on the Brome Industrial Estate

taken 6 years ago, near to Brome, Suffolk, Great Britain

Static water tank on the Brome Industrial Estate
Static water tank on the Brome Industrial Estate
This water tank is one of several original features remaining on the former Technical site of RAF Eye, which was an active airfield during WW2. Also referred to as 'Fire Pools', the purpose built static water tanks held emergency water supplies for fire fighting.
RAF Eye (USAAF Station 134)

The aerodrome at Eye was one of the last wartime airfields to be built in Suffolk. It was opened on 1 May 1944 and used by the 490th Bombardment Group of the US Army Air Forces. The group formed part of the 8th Air Force's 3rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) and had the lowest loss rate of all the 8th USAAF bombardment groups.

In November 1945 the aerodrome was transferred to RAF Bomber Command and finally sold off by the Air Ministry during 1962/63. Over the years parts of the airfield including the former Technical site were developed into an industrial area. A handful of the original buildings have survived on the Technical site. The remaining land is once again mainly in agricultural use.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 June, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 June, 2015
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Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1361 7552 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.1690N 1:8.0383E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1362 7551
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