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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Military Bases Visited on my Trip

As I approached RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland I decided that, as I was supporting Help for Heroes, I would try and visit any Military Establishments on or near to my Route.


Looking back through the photos I realised that I passed this RAF Radar Base on Day 2 in Norfolk. This was RAF Trimmingham now called ???Neatishead.

RAF LOSSIEMOUTH
At the Main Gate
RAF KINLOSS

At RAF VALLEY - ANGELSEA
Looking for Prince William?



Cawdor Barracks - 14th Signal Regiment Wales
Chieftan Main Battle Tank Outside Castlemartin Ranges



Leopard Mk 1
Air Defence Range Manorbier

RAF ST. MAWGAN - Newquay




Me at HMS SEAHAWK - ( RAF CULDROSE )





HMS RALEIGH - Torpoint
The Slapton Sands Memorial Tank
ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO BARRACKS - Lympstone


AFV GUNNERY SCHOOL LULWORTH RANGES
The Royal Armories Fort Nelson Portsdown Hill


HMS SULTAN GOSPORT


The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, Hants. 

HMS COLLINGWOOD FAREHAM
The D Day Exhibition Southsea

Royal Marines Museum Southsea


I managed to obtain access early in the morning before opening time as the Grass was being cut.

As I roamed the area, the Sea Fret suddenly began to roll up over the Cliff Edge towards me producing these foggy photos.

I shuddered as I thought of all of those Brave Flyers who gave their lives flying into adversity in all weathers and then trying to get back to home bases again in various conditions of airworthiness. 

The Majestic Memorial Centrepiece.


The Green Goddess Paying Her Respects.


Spitfire & Hurricane on Standby.













Eerie Sea Fret Rolling Up Over the White Cliffs









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