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Old 30-12-2012, 06:16 PM
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Default RAF Boulmer history (the airfield, not the helicopter base)

Thought I'd post scans of an article I wrote back in 2004 about the history of Boulmer Airfield. Hopefully the scans are legible....







If anyone's having difficulty reading it I can probably re-size the images a wee bit. Don't have any wartime pictures from the airfield, though - there are very few shots taken at the parent unit across at Eshott too.

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Old 30-12-2012, 10:34 PM
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I can manage to read it, interesting stuff, Graeme. Have you any photos of the landmarks you describe in the article?
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Old 28-07-2013, 07:12 PM
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We did get permission to type out a clearer copy of the RAF Boulmer History for the site which I did in January. I struggled with creating a jpeg of the plan from the image above so it all went on the back burner.

Had another look a this today and finished the plan at long last, and it's now up here:

http://www.fusilier.co.uk/alnmouth_n...f_boulmer.html

hopefully I've not goofed anything up.
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Old 28-07-2013, 07:30 PM
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runways are still visible today


these two photos both from the coast end, 1st will be view along Ry33 and second Ry01 as shown on the plan.





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Old 29-07-2013, 01:31 AM
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There is a very good book called "Airfields of North-East england in the second world war" by Martyn Chorlton.I dont know if its still in print ,got mine in Barter books some years ago!
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Old 29-07-2013, 09:15 AM
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Cool Re RAF Boulmer airfield

I don't know if anyone has tried this but I'd be surprised if not. Google Earth shows the whole outline of the airfield, including runways and taxiways.
Hope this is of assistance to those outside the area who cannot otherwise have a local tour.
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Old 29-07-2013, 11:44 AM
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I've corrected a few typos in the transcript, it reads better now.


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I don't know if anyone has tried this but I'd be surprised if not. Google Earth shows the whole outline of the airfield, including runways and taxiways.
Hope this is of assistance to those outside the area who cannot otherwise have a local tour.
yes runways still visible from the air

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=bou...gl=uk&t=h&z=15



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Old 03-08-2013, 03:53 PM
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hopefully I've not goofed anything up.
No - to mention anything, I'd be nitpicking....

I really should go back again and see what it is like 10 years after I wrote that. Thanks for putting it up on the site, hopefully everyone enjoys reading it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:55 PM
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1st will be view along Ry33 and second Ry01 as shown on the plan.
Spot on!
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