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Old 6th May 2011, 23:35
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And Now The End Is Near







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Old 8th Jul 2011, 19:45
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RAF Sealand

One of the Lamellas has gone and it is rumoured the Type Cs are going. The site is now almost completely clear

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Old 24th Aug 2011, 19:09
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This is one of the C hangars only one to go and one Lamella





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Driving past there is never going to be the same.......
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Old 22nd Oct 2011, 11:33
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These record the demise of the last C Type the Lamella in the background will be demolished by the year end.







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Old 9th Feb 2012, 18:37
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The End of South Camp

This is the last major structure on South Camp. A number of the interiors were unrecorded. The developer despite prior agreement did not allow access to photograph and record.

We will be going on East Camp shortly to record as many interiors as possible, just in case it is sold.







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Old 11th Feb 2012, 23:41
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Spitfire and a Vampire
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Air pig.....care to elaborate on your last post please. ?
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 13:15
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Be nice if someone could rescue the RAF Sealand base sign far right in the first pic of post 23.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 16:51
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Air pig..sorry, but just to clarify your rather cryptic post....are you saying there is a Spitfire and Vampire hangared at Sealand?.....as I suspect a lot of people would be interested to learn more if this is the case.
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Old 24th Jul 2014, 10:41
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There are a number of pictures of the interior of East Camp taken recently on this link https://www.rhydymwynvalleyhistory.c...ry-sealand.htm we do have others if there is any interest
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No, that that they were on display in the sixties and seventies.
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Old 29th Jul 2014, 08:49
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My Uncle Tom was stationed at RAF Sealand during WW2 and was a Sgt Pilot(VR) Flight testing US aircraft reassembled after arrival from the US via the Liverpool/Birkenhead Docks, sadly he was killed test flying a P40 Tomahawk, I asked for a copy of the inquiry into his death and was surprised to read the Tomahawk was fully gunned up and armed, perhaps someone could tell me was this the way A/c were flight tested after re-assembly from the US, or would a flight test also be the delivery flight of that A/c to its intended aerodrome?
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Old 30th Jul 2014, 20:29
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Spent five years there from 80-85 (after putting 'not Sealand' on my preferences for posting. lesson learned there...). Worked in 6 Sqdn on F4 stuff. Work was a bit boring but my kids were little, I bought my first house and it was an 8 to 5 job. Didn't like it at the time but looking back it was ideal from a family point of view.

The gate guardian was the Mk 16 Spit and I well remember looking at it thinking 'That bugger will never fly again'.

Most notable event was an earthquake when I was on Orderley Dog that put a ripple in the concrete floor of the guardroom.
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Was there any means for aircraft to cross the railway which ran between the airfield and the hangars?
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Was there any means for aircraft to cross the railway which ran between the airfield and the hangars?
Yes.

"Another interesting feature of RAF Sealand is a facility to allow the safe movement of aircraft across the railway between North and South Camps. Sections of tarmac survive to the north and south of the line of the former railway and there are also traces of crossing barriers, to prevent accidental collisions with passing trains."

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Old 17th Jun 2015, 21:03
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Thanks Dave. Can see no sign of a crossing on google earth.
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 21:16
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Looks like it was here: 53 13 27.5 N 3 00 40.0 W

Some photos: CPAT121196
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Old 17th Jun 2015, 21:27
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And the location of one of the sliding gates:



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hangar roof

Originally Posted by ColinB View Post
This is the last major structure on South Camp. A number of the interiors were unrecorded. The developer despite prior agreement did not allow access to photograph and record.

We will be going on East Camp shortly to record as many
interiors as possible, just in MG]http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr82/ColinBa/05.jpg[/IMG]





If you want a bit of sealand to keep a reclamation yard in hoylake is selling sheets of hangar roof. Its good stuff her indoors got some for the allotment. They were in 30 foot lengths.
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