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2008/02/25 18:03:47 (permalink)
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Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph

Hi, visited the airfield yesterday, 24th February 2008. Thought you might appreciate the photograph of the remaining frying pan hardstand.

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    Bob Watkins
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 10:57:29 (permalink)
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    Gunner,

    With a little imagination you can just visualize one of the
    379thBG B-17's on the hardstand in place of the backhoe.

    Thanks for the posting.
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 11:43:39 (permalink)
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    Gunner14470, I hope that backhoe in the background isn't going to dig up the frying Pan.  I HOPE this HARDSTAND is saved for History.  A great photo glad you posted it. I agree with skybear45 you can see the image of a B17 the with drops of morning dew dripping off it.   Phillip
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 13:59:43 (permalink)
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    I have to echo Phillip's assessment of this image, the connection of which
    didn't register with me at first viewing. I certainly hope the presence of that
    backhoe is simply coincidental and not there for the purpose of removing
    this piece of WWII history.

    The additional attachment is for the benefit of those Forum members that
    may not be familiar with Station 468.
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 14:01:17 (permalink)
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    Image didn't upload on first try.
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 14:03:36 (permalink)
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    I'm afraid I cannot answer that, but there was no other machinery in the area, and it is likely that the hardstand was a suitable location to park the vehicle.
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 14:55:48 (permalink)
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    My apologies, I posted the wrong A/F station image.

    If you ever get a chance to get over to that area
    again we would sure like a follow-up.

    Bob

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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 15:02:52 (permalink)
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    Bob, I'll make another visit to the hardstand very soon and post another photograph to hopefully ease all our concerns. Martin
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/26 15:44:43 (permalink)
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    Thank you Matin, we'll be looking forward to your next sitrep,
    and thanks once again for the very interesting photo image.

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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/28 18:01:59 (permalink)
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    Hello All,
    I live in Kimbolton and i run over the airfield a couple of times a week, the hardstand is often used for training drivers of various vehicles and i would hope this is why the JCB digger is there, in fact it has been there for a while.
     
    Unfortunately almost all signs of the airfield have been removed with the control towers being demolished in the late 70's, i have located the Link Trainer building and several air raid shelters, but that is about all.
     
    I will have to take a photo of the LTB and post it here.........
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/28 20:28:59 (permalink)
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    The digger has been parked there for a few months.
    Last year some soil or aggregate of some kind was stored on the hardstand and the digger was used to load the lorry that removed it.
    I have no knowledge of the hardstand to be dug up as the landowner considers it to be a 'memorial'.
     
    Just wish it had a B-17 on it like everyone else....
     
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/28 20:59:27 (permalink)
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    Skip, Thanks for the info on the Hardstand, Glad the owner feels this way.  It should be a memorial for future generations.    Phillip
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/28 21:40:28 (permalink)
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    Thanks for sharing the 2 nice photos. 
     
    If you have a current one or two of the town, would love to have it.  Train station and castle
     
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/29 11:17:43 (permalink)
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    Penick14, here is a pic of the castle in the snow........... i don't have one of the station.

     
    Click on the image and you will see it much more clearly!
    post edited by Airfield Runner - 2008/02/29 11:19:12

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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/02/29 16:54:33 (permalink)
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    Again thanks.  How about downtown  KimBolton??  Have any photos of the Village.
     
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/03/01 07:55:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: penick14

    Again thanks.  How about downtown  KimBolton??  Have any photos of the Village.

    Penick14

     
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/03/01 07:56:54 (permalink)
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    Here is the High Street...........

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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/03/01 07:59:26 (permalink)
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    Entrance to the castle.........

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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/03/03 09:11:06 (permalink)
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    That was very nice of you.  Thanks so much.
     
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    RE: Kimbolton Airfield remaining frying pan hardstand photograph 2008/03/03 14:20:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: penick14

    That was very nice of you.  Thanks so much.

    penick14

     
    No problem, i am on the ground here, so if you need any particular pic's let me know!
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