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Fancy your own airbase?
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Fancy your own airbase? Reply with quote

Pick up this ex RAF "Bargain" Very Happy

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Former-airbase-RAF-Neatishead-25-5-acres-site-Freehold-/300853940364?pt=UK_HG_Property_RL&hash=item460c4ad08c
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasnt this used in a episode of the Peursuaders ?
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Greg



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy it but they won't post! Wink
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D4B



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep makes me wish I had a spare 2.5 million
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiiice I'd buy it and fill it with 1950s jets if I had the necessary .

RJ
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not an Airfield it was a RADAR base.
Now a radar museum.
Google Post code NR12 8YB

Most, if not all, buildings are grade 2 listed.
It was on the local news this evening.
I think the developer jumped in before he realised he couldn't bulldoze it down for housing
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS
When did Norwich move to Birmingham
It's NE of Norwich
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Brian M



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger - thanks for the explanation - I was looking for any sign of the runway, and thought the farmer had done a really thorough job of ploughing it!
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was on Look east Friday 1st Feb.
I've been trying to get a link.

Just hope the museum can stay open, I was with Radar in the artillery and had an uncle who was in R&D on radar with Marconi.
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a link
Report is at 04;27

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qb5kk/Look_East_East_01_02_2013/
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAF Perranporth (ex-) looks cheap by comparison, with lots of runways available to have a blast around on

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273367/Perranporth-Second-World-War-Spitfire-base-owned-phones-magnate-goes-market-1-5million.html

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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignore the cost. Look at the advantages. Secure, plenty of workshop space, test track, ample parking, accomodation for all Old Classic Car Members and radar to spot folk coming to borrow something.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafneatishead/
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not an Airfield Peter

It is an RAF Radar station, or was.

Not much of a test track

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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Roger.

Maybe not Gander N.S or Silverstone, but a little more room than on my driveway

What did we do before Google ? was there life before Google ?
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter

I sometimes wonder how we got on before this www thingy as well. Smile

Another 12 hours to run on the bidding, only one bidder so far,
go for it, you'll only kick yourself if you miss it.

Hope the museum is not disbanded and broken up.
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