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It started out as a training base for the British army in 1915 and in 1939 was used as an internment camp for screening German and Austrian refugees then later used as a prisoner of war camp until 1941.
It was later converted for the RAF with the addition of runways in 1942. The training of bomber pilots took place here in aircraft such as the Whitley, Halifax and Sterling.
Unfortunatly nothing remains of the aircraft but theres still a few old cars around Im guessing the one in the shots is an old Jensen.
Its a fascinating place which is now totally overgrown but I imagine it will have to make way to housing developments pretty soon.