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Default 18-08-2011, 22:17

Was looking at this the other day in Cheshire, wondered it it was a WW2 Loopholed Wall, looks like one perhaps
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Cressage Shropshire, Hexagonal brick pillbox type 22. There is a identical one the other side of the River Severn behind the trees

Western Command Stop Line No 1 - Line of River Severn from Tewkesbury via Worcester and Bridgnorth to Shrewsbury, and then on to Llandrinio.


couple of none pillbox things near by i passed in Shropshire few weeks back, airfields all over the place in this part of the country

An L type hangar off the western perimeter of the airfield at the former RAF High Ercall, Shropshire. At the end of WW2, there were over 1500 Halifax bombers awaiting scrapping at High Ercall.


RAF Shawbury is a Royal Air Force station by the village of Shawbury near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The station at Shawbury was first used for military flying training in 1917 by the Royal Flying Corps, but it was returned to agricultural use in 1920. In 1938 it was reactivated as a training establishment. It primarily prepared pilots for operational squadrons, with the main aircraft being the Airspeed Oxford
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Is this a seagull trench?? one of two pillboxxs near the Shropshire Union Canal

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Another Shropshire one, a Type 22 pillbox near Edgmond

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The station at Shawbury was first used for military flying training in 1917 by the Royal Flying Corps, but it was returned to agricultural use in 1920. In 1938 it was reactivated as a training establishment. It primarily prepared pilots for operational squadrons, with the main aircraft being the Airspeed Oxford
and i flew in Chipmunks out of there in the early 90's, now helicopter training for all services
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RAF Condover was a Royal Air Force Flying Training Command airfield and air navigation training establishment between August 1942 and June 1945,
During the latter part of the war a Prisoner of War (POW) camp was established at the western end of the station and the former WAAF accommodation hutting used to house German prisoners, mostly shot down and captured Luftwaffe airmen. The entrance to the camp site was at OS Map Ref: SJ 4908 0423 with the main camp on the northern side of the road. The German prisoners were still housed there awaiting repatriation until early 1947. The prisoners were utilised as farm labourers in the local area and several remained in the Shrewsbury area after the war and settled in the UK

This was as close as i could get and the horse wouldnt shift!
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This is one of the many around RAF Harpur hill





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One of two great defended buildings near the site of RAF High Ercall in Shropshire

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Is this a seagull trench?? one of two pillboxxs near the Shropshire Union Canal

No, some kind of pillbox variant.

Seagull trench named for it's shape when seen from above:
, this one at Rednal (previously posted on here by me)


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