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Exploring Abandoned RAF Church Fenton 31/07/17

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Opened in 1937,[1] it saw the peak of its activity during the years of the Second World War, when it served within the defence network of fighter bases of the RAF providing protection for the Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Humberside industrial regions.

During September 1940 it became home to the first RAF "Eagle squadron" of American volunteers being No. 71 Squadron RAF initially with the Brewster Buffalo I for one month before changing to the Hawker Hurricane I. The airfield was also home to both the first all-Canadian and all-Polish squadrons, with No. 242 Squadron RAF for the Canadians and No. 306 Squadron RAF for the Polish.[2]

As technologies evolved, the first night fighter Operational Training Unit (No. 54 OTU) was formed at Church Fenton in 1940 and stayed until 1942.[3] Some of the squadrons stationed there flew the famous de Havilland Mosquito.

Correction: Church Fenton not Fenton Church Enjoy :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, evilnoodle said:

Sorry, I prefer still images as videos just make me feel dizzy.

I really enjoyed this place. I met Mr Snapt here :D 

Have you got over such an experience Ms noodle? 

Or is the treatment ongoing? 

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On ‎06‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 19:33, evilnoodle said:

Sorry, I prefer still images as videos just make me feel dizzy.

I really enjoyed this place. I met Mr Snapt here :D 

That must have been the pinnacle of life's achievements:lol::tune:

23 hours ago, Tbolt said:

Have you got over such an experience Ms noodle? 

Or is the treatment ongoing? 

Oi you, bugger off :lol:

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On 8/6/2017 at 19:33, evilnoodle said:

Sorry, I prefer still images as videos just make me feel dizzy.

I really enjoyed this place. I met Mr Snapt here :D 

Same here. I also don't have the patience for videos as 98% of them tend to be very shit and / or over long.

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