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RAF Upwood

Great explore this and has been on the list for quite some time now, only being an hour or so away. Unfortunately we did not manage to enter the hospital section as it is now half demolished and appeared to have a somewhat eagle eyed secca watching over it and the rumers I had heard of the aircraft hangars recently being vacated are not confirmed as we could not find an access point.

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Collyweston Bomb Stores

A quick explore of this place as we were local in the area after finishing another local explore. Great place to look around and some interesting history on the place, worth noting that this was clearly kept secret as the site is secured with high fences and razor wire and not even marked on the map! If your still reading and haven’t heard of this place yet, here’s the history!

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Lyndon Green BT Repeater Station

Quick little explore this one, largely due to the lower level of the bunker being knee deep in water. Though a return trip with some wellies could well be on the cards at some stage… The bunker itself is well worth a look if you can brave the waters, it would also be worth noting to make sure you have a fresh set of batteries in your torch! Loose light down there and you will be stuck as the place is in total darkness! Here’s a little history on the site, once again shamelessly stolen from the interwebs.

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Melbourne ROC Post

Here’s a little generic history shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia…

“Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps’ nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991.

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Hertford ROC Post

Great little explore this one, though little is the key word there. Great to kill some time though! Unfortunately most of the internals had been removed apart from a table, toilet and two chairs.

Here’s a little generic history shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia…

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Houghton Grange Animal Testing Facility

Strugling to find many details on Houghton Grange and only being small number of reports online, from what I do know though is The facility was a government owned animal testing facility. The site is pretty secure with high tech wizardry cameras and the main building itself appeared to be under redevelopment so we were unfortunately unable to gain access, however a large number of outer buildings were accessible and have been pictured.

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“The Camp” Part 2

Return to this one to finish off the sections we missed back in October last year. Absolute massive site, however still not sharing that location 😉

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RAF Daws Hill

American military forces were first stationed at High Wycombe in 1942, shortly after the United States’ formal entrance into the Second World War. So urgent was the action that Wycombe Abbey School, situated on the land that would become the station, was given three weeks to find new facilities; failure in this effort led to the school’s closing, until the independent girl’s school was returned by the US in 1945.

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“The Camp”

Not much history on this one, or more so none we would like to share anyway 😉 Also testing out our new DSLR on this trip!

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North Weald Redoubt

Unfortunately a a semi failed attempt as the site is now near totally under water and without scuba gear or at least some very good waders, there was no entrance to the tunnels or any rooms at all. With the extent of flooding we cannot imagine it will ever be accessible.