RAF Wymeswold

RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Wed 06 Mar 2019, 12:49 pm

Hi all, was wondering whether anyone has any photos at all of Wymeswold whilst it was being used and up to now?

My grandad was based there, and i am interested in seeing any photos. He remembers Meteors being based there.

Many many thanks in advance!

Ross.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby NAM Updater on Wed 06 Mar 2019, 6:38 pm

The NAM Archive has some photos from Wymeswold but only three that show Meteors - I have no way of posting them on here, but I've added them to the museum's Twitter timeline! https://twitter.com/NewarkAirMus/status ... 7347505152
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Wed 06 Mar 2019, 10:18 pm

Wonderful, thank you for your time in replying.

Ross
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby NAM Updater on Thu 07 Mar 2019, 10:08 am

My pleasure, always keen to try and publicise local aviation - even if I did spell Wymeswold incorrectly in the tweet. There are other photos taken there including Hunters and another of the Sabre; plus lots of civilian aircraft (possibly post-RAF days).
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Thu 07 Mar 2019, 7:04 pm

Brilliant, thank you. This has made my grandad very happy and has made his day. Thanks again.
Rossbeef

Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby NAM Updater on Thu 07 Mar 2019, 8:14 pm

If you wanted to PM me an email address I'd be happy to send you slightly higher res versions of the 3 photos. :smile:
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 08 Mar 2019, 8:03 am

P.M'd thanks again.
Rossbeef

Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 11:06 am

Hi all, me again.

Was wondering if you can access the base at all now? I do know that some if not all of it is pretty much a solar farm now,but wonder if there are any bits of the base you can visit or points of interest?

Many thanks!

Ross.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Slinger65 on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4:21 pm

Everyman Racing use the runways / taxiways for track experience days - it's one way to get a feel for the place and great fun to boot! Also there is an off-road experience which runs on the outskirts of the airfield too.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 8:50 pm

Thank you for your reply.

I assume there is no way to access or go near what is left of the airfield buildings?

Thanks again.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Slinger65 on Fri 22 Mar 2019, 9:40 pm

Not really - if you take a look at aerial shots (eg bing or google maps) you can see the cars parked at the racing / track venue and the path the cars follow around the runways, with the industrial units visible beyond the embankments. Not much left of the original airfield buildings that I recall.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Sat 23 Mar 2019, 8:36 am

Most helpful, thank you.
Rossbeef

Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby RKADE on Thu 02 May 2019, 2:23 pm

When was your grandfather statoned at Wymeswold Rossbeef? I have been puting together a histiry of RAF Wymeswold and will be putting this online in the not to distant future. Meteors were flown from there from 1949 to 1957.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Fri 03 May 2019, 9:45 am

RKADE wrote:When was your grandfather statoned at Wymeswold Rossbeef? I have been puting together a histiry of RAF Wymeswold and will be putting this online in the not to distant future. Meteors were flown from there from 1949 to 1957.



Hi RKADE, he was based there from 1954-1956.

Ross.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby RKADE on Mon 07 Oct 2019, 3:46 pm

Hi Ross
I have put up some of the history of RAF Wymswold as pdf so it can be downloaded, although at the moment it is a single large file. It will be split into three or four sections in a few weeks when the final chapter, with more memories from 504 Sqn members is added.
Check out http://www.hoap.co.uk/who/raf_wymeswold.pdf

I hope it brings back a few memories.
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Re: RAF Wymeswold

Postby Rossbeef on Tue 08 Oct 2019, 7:31 am

That's great, thank you so much!
Rossbeef


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