RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Dispersed Site(AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Dispersed Site (AC)

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Set amongst the village of Weston Zoyland was the Dispersed Sites (AC)
My set of plans for the airfield is not too clear at times but I think this is the Air Crew (AC) sites and on the other side of the airfield are the Ground Crew (GC) sites.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Dispersed Site (AC)

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Driving in from the western side.
You will see: -
141 - Officers Mess, bath-house & Quarters for (6) - N&TB - 12947/41.
The number (site plan No.) - description - N - Nissen, B Temp Brick - Air Ministry plan number.


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Officers Mess 12952/41 plan.

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Institute 5365/41layout.

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Blast shelter plan 2360/41.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Dispersed Site Plan (AC)

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Set amongst what is now the village of Westonzoyland, the A.C. (Air Crew) dispersed living accommodation was spread out in spare fields. Mostly now built over as by 1950's and new housing estates. Although some sites do still show up, the Transmission Station, Sewage and some of the Communal and site No.1. That is an allotment garden.

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Living Site No.2 (AC) - Main Road.
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Communal and Living Site W.A.A.F.
L to R Monmouth Road, straight ahead Bussex Square.
To the left was: -
142 - Dining Room: Sgts. Mess & Institute (for 14Sgts. & 200 A/W) - TB - 2454/42.
To he right as: -
141 - Officers Mess, bath-house & Quarters for (6) - N&TB - 12947/41.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
WT & Sewage sites

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Sites of the Transmitting station and the Sewage works.

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An RAF Transmitting Station and Google image of how it is today.
189 - W.T. Transmitting Building - TB - 625/42.
190 - Transformer Plinth.

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M & E Plinth.

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189 W.T Transmitting Building - TB - 625/42.
This would have been quite a long building.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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Sewage works today ----------------------------------------------------------------AM 5964/41

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Sewage site

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An overlay of the site plan and the field that now holds the WZ, sewage works.
Sewage works plan is No. AM 5964/41.

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Elsan bucket, these were used where the toilets were not connected to the system.

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Filter beds.

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Horsfall destructor Type No.3. Most RAF sewage works would have one to burn items, unable to be deposed through the works.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Sick Quarters

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The first picture is the site of the sick quarters and the second is how it may have looked.
Station Sick Quarters is a small hospital.
171 - Sick quarters (8 Beds with Officers ward) - N 11461/41.
172 - Sick quarters Annexe - TB - 2457/42.
173 - Ambulance garage & Mortuary - N - 11467/41.
174 - Orderlies Barrack hut - N - 4931/41.
175 - Ablutions, Latrines & Drying room - TB - 11457/41.
176 - Transformer Plinth.
177 - Air raid shelter (Stanton) 50 persons - A.M. supply.
178 - Picket Post - N - 11453/41.

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Plan of the sick quarters. Also a Stanton air-raid shelter, the type that was here and could hold 50 people.

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This is what 174 - Orderlies Barrack hut - N - 4931/41 may have looked like and I feel this hut may still be there??

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The 178 - Picket Post - N - 11453/41 could have been half a Nissen hut in size as there would be no need to have a full hut. The Picket post was a sort of guard room that you had to sign in and out as you came and went and also set up a guard rota for night time security.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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13207/41 RAF Keevil

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Ambulance garage & Mortuary

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13207/41 RAF Keevil's Ambulance garage & Mortuary. This gives an idea of what the garage would have looked like.

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RAF Ambulance.

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RAF Ambulance.

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13207/41 RAF Keevil

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Ambulance garage & Mortuary

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This end is the mortuary, where the dead came to rest before burial. The area would have been walled off from the garage and a concrete slab would be in he middle of the room, a separate entrance and a water supply in the left side can still be seen here. (RAF Keevil)

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The slab in another ambulance garage at WZ.

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The slab in another ambulance garage at WZ.

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Plan of a 24ft Nissen ambulance garage and mortuary.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site

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Plan of the Communal site.

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102 - Squash Court - TB - 16589/41 the same type at RAF Honeybourne.

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104 - Sergeants - Showers, Ablutions & Latrines - N & TB - 11456/41.

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118 - C.Os. Quarters - TB 9023/41. The picture is the exact same drawing number as at RAF Davidstowe Moor.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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Corner of Communal Site

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site

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100 - Officers Mess (for 51) - TB - 629/42.
101 - Officers Bath-House & Latrines - N - 11456/41.
102 - Squash Court - TB - 16589/40.
103 - Sergeants Mess (66/70) - TB - 14422/41.

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Judy's Orchard where 100 - Officers Mess (for 51) - TB - 629/42 was.

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Plan.

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Officers in the Mess.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Gymnasium

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110 - Gymnasium, Cinema, P20V. Room ?, Chancel & changing rooms - TB - 4311/42 & 12864/42.
The side extension is the Officers & Men's changing rooms. They had showers and toilets.

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Plan.

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Front elevation showing the end where the cinema projection room is.

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Film that may have been seen here. Not only movies but also instructional films would be shown.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Gymnasium

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R t L - cinema projection room, gymnasium, and the separate room which maybe the [P20V. Room] what ever that was.

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Gymnasium.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Gymnasium

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Two additional rooms added to the end were the Chancel where church services could be carried out and the [P20V. Room]. I will have to research this room.

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Church service in the chancel end. There were folding Esavian bi-fold doors that opened between the chancel and the Gym that could be open for bigger services.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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115 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 16302/41.
If the mains power was cut for any reason, the engines inside could generate enough power to run emergency electricity around the airfield.

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Plan of a 16302/41 standby set house, the red are three generators, grey the large oil fuel tanks. White the switch room. Blast walls covering all the doors and steps up the left side to a walkway to check the fuel levels in the oil tanks.

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Plan.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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115 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 16302/41.
Switch room side extension. Large doors to allow machinery in and out.

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Elevation.

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Generator and dynamo.

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Air photo of a 16302/41 standby set house.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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115 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 16302/41.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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114 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 11060/41. There seems to be two here on one site, which is very unusual.

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11060/41 could be this design, a smaller version with only two engine sets and a switch room.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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114 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 11060/41.
One of the steel beams running through the building. We could not photograph very much inside but the owners very kindly allowed us in to look around.


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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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114 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 11060/41. A bracket on the wall, still with its bolts in.

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Possibly a fitting for an overhead gantry??

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Communal Site Standby Set House

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114 - Standby Set House - B (brick) - 11060/41. Blast wall extension around the door.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Living Site No1 (AC)

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201 to 220 mostly barrack huts for Officers (4), Sergeants (8), Airmen (18) and all Nissen huts. So four officers or eight sergeants have the same room space as18 airmen had.
Also latrines, transformer & an incinerator.
Nissen huts 4931/41.
Latrines TB 11457/41.



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Nissen hut door end.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Living Site No1 (AC)

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Part of 202 - Officers Latrine Block - TB - 11457/41.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Living Site No1 (AC)

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Unsure what this was.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Living Site No1 (AC)

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A changing world, gradually it will all be gone.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Lingdon House

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Lingdon House, I believe this is what it was called. The house stands as a ruin and looking at the brickwork, it does look very RAF'ish. And may have at some point been used in the war.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Lingdon House

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Lingdon House, the end wall and a chimney in the same red brick as used on the airfield.

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Lingdon House

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One of the doors to the street.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Lingdon House

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This is the bathroom and in the corner a hot tank, not dissimilar to one that is on the RAF station.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Lingdon House

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The living room or bed room??

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Sites

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RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Lingdon House

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Chimney.

RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset Dispersed Site (AC)

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