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Photographer: © Karen Lee (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(2nd November 2011)
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Old RAF buildings

A little bit of interesting history. The former 4 Group Bomber Command Base RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor in Yorkshire. Known as the Land of Nod and home to 76 Squadron during WWII. Holme once had three runways but only parts of the main East to West runway now exists, the other runways were dismantled years ago. In the 1970's The airfield was operated by Hawker Siddeley and British Aerospace for test flying Buccaneers build/rebuilt at Brough. They used to tow them out there (backwards) at 4:00am with a police escort for their first flights. In addition to the Buccaneers, they also test-flew British Phantoms on various trials.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Focal length: 18 mm, Aperture: f 16, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/25 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: -0.66666666666667 EV
Date/Time Creation: October 28, 2011, 12:37 pm

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Comment by Pat Trout(21st November 2011)

Very Interesting , Karen.

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(21st November 2011)

Nice one Karen, there lots of places tucked away like this with a bit of histiory to tell.

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