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Jánské Koupele – Abandoned Spa Town, Czech Republic, October 2016

This was the only ‘Derp’ we managed to visit on what was my first ever ‘derp-roadtrip’. After setting off early from our hotel in Prague, there was a long drive ahead of us to get to this place, which was […]

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RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, November 2015

First opened in 1937, RAF Church Fenton is the former home of the first American Eagle Squadrons and was formally regarded as one of the UK’s most important strategic airfields, offering rapid reaction fighter defence to the industrial cities of […]

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krutfabriken, Fredriksberg, Sweden, August 2015

The year was 1939 and Sweden’s preparations for war times were anything but good. They had a shortage of most of modern armaments, and moreover had a new world war erupted. Unable to rely solely on Bofors could deliver sufficient […]

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RAF Driffield, East Riding, July 2015

RAF Driffield opened in 1918, originally called RAF Eastburn, the RAF base closed in 1977 and was then turned over to the British Army for driver training and renamed Alamein Barracks. In 1992 the RAF again took over the site […]

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RAF Stenigot Revisit – January 2013

RAF Stenigot was a World War 2 radar station situated near Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire, England. It was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern […]

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RAF Stenigot, Lincoln, November 2010

RAF Stenigot was a World War 2 radar station situated near Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire, England. It was part of the Chain Home radar network, intended to provide long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern […]

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Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot, North Wales, October 2010

Llanberis RAF Reserve Depot was a munitions store located at FFord Clegir, Llanberis, Caernarvonshire. It was opened at the outbreak of World War II for the storage of up to 18,000 tons of bombs for the RAF. However, in January […]

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RAF Croft, Warrington, September 2010

The base was used by the RAF from 1941 up until the mid 50s when it became tenanted by the USAF as a processing station for Burtonwood airbase (the largest USAF base in the country until it closed), Airmen could […]

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