RAF Holmsley South Domestic sites

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The Aerodrome had 14 sites altogether and 12 of them were dispersed Domestic sites, around the area to the south west of the main gate. About 450 buildings in this area, most were N - Nissen huts and the other type TB - Temporary Brick.

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Nissen hut 16ft.

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Temporary Brick hut.

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& bicycles needed to get around.

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Site plan 4760/44

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  3 - Communal.
  4 - Accommodation.
  5 - Accommodation.
  6 - Accommodation.
  7 - Accommodation.
  8 - Accommodation.
  9 - Accommodation.
10 - W.A.A.F. Communal.
11 - W.A.A.F. Accommodation.
12 - Sick Quarters.
13 - Defence.
14 - Sewage.

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Beech House Officers Mess site 3.

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W.A.A.F. ablutions.

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One of many accommodation Nissen huts 1420/41 type.

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RAF Holmsley South Domestic sites
Defence No.13. site.

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Entrance.

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Bofors gun.

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Twin Lewis gun position.

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RAF Holmsley South Domestic sites
Defence No.13. site.

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479 - Senior N.C.O.´s Accommodation -   N - 12404/41.
483 - Sergts. & Airmen´s Ablutions         - TB - -----------
495 - Latrines                                            - TB - 6504/42.

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479 - Senior N.C.O.'s Accommodation - N - 12404/41. Something like this one.

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Ablutions block..

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Latrines - TB.

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Site No.9.

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Officers Quarters.

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Site No.9.

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379 - Picket Post                                      -  N - 12404/41.
405 - Officers Ablutions & Drying room    - TB - 5687/42.
404 - Officers Quarters                            -   N -2965/42.
There were 18 2965/42 type Nissen huts for Officers Quarters here.

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TB ablutions.

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Water tank in the brick tower.

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Quarters.

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Site No.9.

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Temporary Brick foundations. It could have been the Ablutions - TB - 5687/42.

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It could have been the Ablutions.

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Site No.9.

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Ablutions and Bath House.

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Sink and stand made in concrete.

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RAF Holmsley South Domestic sites
Site No.9.

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Stanton air raid shelter, the plan des not show shelters on it, but for every shelter you find, multiply by about 30. and you get the amount of people that were accommodated in the area. Here I photographed about four, so that make about 120 people.

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The concrete parts of the shelter being bolted together.

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Site No.9.

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Stanton air raid shelter escape. This would have had a thin steel, hinged man hole cover. If the main entrance was damaged, then this would be the way out.

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Escape with hinges still in place.

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Site No.9.

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Blast shelter in the distance. This whole area would have had black Nissen huts littered around. Randomly placed and not in rows to aid camouflage and dispersion.

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Blast shelter plan 2360/41.

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RAF Holmsley South Domestic sites
Site No.9.

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Stanton shelter.

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Site No.9.

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M&E plinth.

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Site No.9.

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M&E plinth.
All the hutting needed electricity and that would have come from here.
The steel frame held a connection box, in and out for mains cable and then a third to distribute to the huts.

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Plan.

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Probably the connection fittings would have looked like this one.

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The mains cable.

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Site No.9.

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Stanton shelter.

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Site No.9.

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Gradually filling up with undergrowth.

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Site No.9.

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Blast shelter 2360/41.

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Plan.

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W.A.A.F. Site No.11.

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W.A.A.F. Site No.11.

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453 - Fuel Compound - B - 9108/41.
462 - Emergency Water Supply tank.

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Plan of a 9108/41.

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Coal.

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Emergency water supply, a brick walled concrete lined tank. filled with water and an emergency pump could use it if there were local fires.

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Somewhere in Britain

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Fuel Compound - B - 9108/41, constructed with low brick wall and a wire mesh and barbed wire. The defensive look of it with barbed wire was NOT warlike, it was to keep thieving airmen from stealing coal for extra warmth (or selling it on the black market).

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Plan of 453.

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W.A.A.F. Communal Site No.10.

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This may be : -
435 Dinning Room and Sergeants Mess - N - 1264/41.

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Servery.

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W.A.A.F.'s.

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RAF Holmsley South Domestic sites
W.A.A.F. Communal Site No.10.

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This may be : -
435 Dinning Room and Sergeants Mess - N - 1264/41.
The plan is mine is to show what it may have been like.

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Double entrance doors.

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Sergeants mess fire place with art on the war.

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W.A.A.F. Communal Site No.10.

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How it may have looked like.

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W.A.A.F. Communal Site No.10.

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Air-Raid blast shelter 2360/41.

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Plan 2360/41.

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Air-raid warning.

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This is from a press release by the Station Commander, Group Captain Warburton.

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