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hi I have managed to get a couple of pics from the Thor days do you have any memories of the base
kind regards phil

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No Phil, apart from slowing down as I was passing having a look at them between those hardened silos, I guess that the structures are still in place??



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Hello,

Have just found your posts.

I am a member of the Friends Association of 75 (NZ) Squadron.

I am a relative of Sgt. R.A. Wells who was at Mepal  from 29/08/1944 until he was killed in action 05/10/1944. He was subsequently buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

Roy was my Cousin and Brother in Law, hence my surname, Michael Wells.

Have you seen the display down at Witchford? I ask this because it features 75 and 115 squadrons who were based down there where a large number of photographs and other artifacts are on display.

I have much more to tell you but will leave that until you respond.

Kindest regards.

Michael.

 



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Hello Michael

Thank you for the reply if you prefer you could email me at phil079800@aol.com as i would like to speak to you at length regarding the 75 sqd

regards phil 



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Does anyone have a present day aerial shot of the former station, RAF Mepal in Cambridgeshire. If so please can you provide a link only, Dave Bloomfield is asking and as the request concerns 75 Squadron [NZ] I thought by placing this here someone would know of a photo, thanks in advancesmile



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Hello SWO,

Please log onto this site - http://www.abct.org.uk/airfields/mepal

Michael.



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We have that Michael thanks, I used to drive past Mepal a lot when they had Thor missiles and I think the train from Ely to Peterborough used to pass by quite close too, but I seem to recall the old black hangars used to be on the left of the kink in the road when we went through Mepal village where there was depot for Cambs CC

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Hello again SWO,

I had never been past Mepal until I took my sister up there on 5th October, 1944 on the 60th anniversary of Roy being KIA.

We did pull onto the airfield site and I think Cheffin's were already on the land where they remain to this day. Anyway, I drove around everywhere that was accessible but did not notice any buildings likely to date back to WW2. In fact there had not been many additional buildings erected on much of the area on Remembrance Sunday 2012.

In view of the size and publicity Cheffin's site receives I wonder if they have any recent aerial photographs.

Also you could try the Witchford Display site which has a collection of Mepal material. Plese log onto - http://www.cambridgeshire.net/organisation/raf-witchford-display-of-memorabilia/9448.aspx

Michael.

 

 



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Ah Michael I do believe that what I was seeing was RAF Witchford on the left of the A142 and Mepal was further up on the right heading to Chatteris from Ely, I recall the name now Lancaster Way I am sure that is where Cambs CC had their depot 30/40/50 years ago when I travelled that neck of the woods, the Bing view clearly shows the 'A' runways on the map, brilliant thanks for that

So there seems to be nothing left of Mepal, well the airfield that is!

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