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Installations and Combat Units in England

Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Biak, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Biak

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    This is a link to a PDF file of a comprehensive location guide to air fields and combat units stationed in England 1942 -1945. Might be an interesting site for those members in the area. Many air fields no longer exist but the guide gives a rather good idea of where to go to see what is left.

    http://www.afhra.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-090210-008.pdf
     
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    Interesting stuff matey...As you know I have sheep...I have sheep all over the cotswolds, its interesting when I find something out about the land I keep them on. Recently realised my
    girls at Ebrington are sitting in the same field next to Ebrington manor house that was in fact a flack hotel for USAF. in ww2
     
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    Glad to be of assistance. Keep an eye on your 'girls' and I don't believe I shall ask what a "flack Hotel" is? Hoping it has nothing to do with Ovis Aries ! Never mind.
     
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    I Got wording wrong mate...Flak farms they were called...8th airforce rest homes in English
    countryside...Local pubs, walks, grass...not that sort...butlers and maids...See the country
    you fly over each day yank....Sort of thing...Rest home...And got any gum chum???
     
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    Ah, I see. Sort of a R&R Spa :)
    Would you be able to snap a few photo's of the areas? It would be interesting to see.
     
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    Get some tomorrow...My sheep run round the pond your guys used to swim in. Big house too...Lord Fortiscue owns it. Old British lordship...Apples, pears, Blackberries,
    all hidden in a small English village.
     
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    Great information you found, thanks for providing it.
     
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    Nearly forgot....Biak...some pics of place your usaf guys used to hang out in
    flack farm at Ebrington. The lake is where they fished and swam according
    to locals, and the orchards were free for them to gorge emselves in on country
    walks. The local pub has a pic of some guys drinking there, but the landlord
    has taken it down for decorating so couldnt get a pic. Although my sheep
    remember one yank who ketp tempting em to the gates talking about bbq's or
    something...Told my girls...ewe should never trust a yank bearing bbq tongs.

    Thatched Roof House : 1121476 - PicturesOfEngland.com
     
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    Thanks for the snapshots Irgh ! You know, with a little imagination you can see a few Airmen lounging under the trees in picture #4. An Uncle may have been one of them, have to do some digging to see if he was ever fortunate enough to visit such an Idyllic area. With a little less imagination one can see those sheep (pic' #1) slowing turning on a spit above a hardwood fire, juices dripping down onto the coals releasing an aroma that is complementing to the few bottles of Wine scattered amongst the troops. Bread, Cheese sitting on tables, fish jumping in the pond while ..........
     
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    Oi...that flock are my pets....The white ones are for eating...This lot are named and
    come running...Breeding only...But seriously. Around here there were plenty of Yank units. Plus Brits...I keep finding things in various fields and hills I keep the sheep in.
    I rent grazing all over the cotswolds so get to old airfields, AA sites and Malvern is the home of Radar. Lots of it still buzzes here abouts. Your lot left one of my sheep
    fields at Honeybourne airfield with about a thousand fridges and washing machines after war, which were duly pinched by RAF bods and locals and sold all over the
    country and caused half the village to be arrested. But I aint found any gum chum.
     
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    Uncle Don was stationed at Fowlmere Airfield -339th FG 8th AF,
     
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    The fruit farms are still there at Ebrington...I can testify to the pears being excellent
    my sheep get drunk on em.
     
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    Great link I need to copy the numbers I have (for squad and wing) to make sure of the connections
     

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