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Arrow ARCHIVE: RAF Cark. Jan 2009 - 11-04-2009, 21:41

Thought I'd better start putting a bit more effort in on here, so here goes.

Cark was a wartime fighter aerodrome, opening in 1941. Once the threat of invasion had receded, it was used for Flying Training Command, and as a staff Pilot Training Unit. What we know today as the RAF Mountain Rescue came here in 1944 from around the corner at RAF Millom, seeking out those aircraft which had crashed on the lakeland fells. The M.R.U started life in 1942, moving when flying training ceased.

Cark closed when WWII ended in 1945, but re-opened in later years for private use. One runway is still in use by the North west parachute center.

Watch Office for Night Fighter Stations 12096/41, W/451/41 . Now a private residence

Fighter Satellite Watch Office, 14404/40

Battle H.Q.

Transformer plinth

Original cable? in the transformer plinth floor

Flight offices

Dispersal pens Hurricane type (with revetting still present) 1 of 7 extant on site

Sleeping shelter

M.G. range

F.C. Construction (mushroom ) pillboxes

Ammo store

Bellman hanger

Gas building

Parachute store

Main stores

M.T. bay

Ambulance bay

One of many Stanton shelters

Sorry if anyone has already seen this on DerP

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Default 12-04-2009, 17:41

Originally Posted by Shatters View Post

Battle H.Q.

Battle HQ - Let battle commence!!!

You can see Dennis' weather rock:

* If rock is wet, it is raining.
* If rock is green, it rained a while ago.
* If rock is white, it is snowing.
* If rock is shaking, there is an earthquake.
* If rock is dry, the weather is fair.
* If rock is swinging, it's windy.
* If rock is warm, the sun is out.
* If rock is not visible, it's dark outside.
* If rock is under water, there is a flood.
* If rock is gone, the pikies have been!

Gotta love Cark DZ.

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