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Asylums + Hospitals -

Bangor Hospital   Cane Hill   Cane Hill Demolition   Central Middlesex Hospital   Cherry Knowles  Denbigh  Deva  Fairmile Hospital   Graylingwell Asylum  Harperbury Hospital  Hellingly  High Royds   Holywell  King Edward VII   Lancaster Moor   Leybourne Grange 
Lincoln General   Severalls   St Clements   St Georges   St Marys   UCL Middlesex   West Park   West Middlesex Hospital
Whittingham Hospital  Worcester Royal Infirmary  Yardley Green 

Military -

Anstruther Rotor Bunker Crowborough GCHQ + Aspidistra  Dover   Drakelow RSG/RGHQ Farleigh Down Tunnel   Fort Burgoyne Fort Paull   Goosnargh Bunker  Lansdown No.12 Group HQ  Kelvedon Hatch  Llanberis Ammunition Store  Longcross Barracks  Maidstone No.1 Group HQ  Monkton Farleigh  North Weald Mobilisation Centre  RAF Chilmark  RAF Holmpton  RAF Newton  
RAF Wartling  ROC Posts   Royal Military Academy   Wentworth Command Bunker

Industrial -

Battersea Power Station  Chinnor Cement Works   Fletchers Paper Mill  Ford Dagenham  Horton Kirby Paper Mill
HP Sauce Factory  NGTE Pyestock  Shipton Cement Works  SLP Engineering  Tolly Cobbald Brewery

Underground -

Browns Folly  Box freestone Quarry  Carshalton Air Raid Shelter  Eastry Chalk Mine  Epsom Road Deep Shelter  Hever Caves  Monks Quarry  Paris Catacombs  Paris Catacombs - 4 Day Visit  Ramsgate Tunnels  Ridge Quarry   Shorts Factory 
Swan Quarry (Kingsdown)  Westwood Quarry 

Other -

BIBRA Laboratory  Big Brother House  Chichester Emergency Bunker   Crawley Borough Emergency Bunker   Drapers Tower   Duke of Lancaster   Firbeck Hall   Lincoln Conservative Club  Pleasureland 
Silverlands  St Josephs Seminary   St Pancras Station  Tank testing Facility  Ushaw Seminary 

RAF Holmpton Rotor Radar Station

Visited July 2007



This was a group visit to RAF Holmpton which was Ground Control Intercept (GCI)R3 Rotor Radar Station.

The present site of RAF Holmpton was built between 1951 and 1952 and started its operational life in 1953 as an Early Warning Radar Station.

Going on to become a principal radar site this remained operational until the relocation of the radars in 1974, the Station then became a training facility for RAF Radar Technicians until 1984 parented by RAF Leaconfield. During the mid 1980's it was rebuilt as a new Emergency War HQ for RAF, Support Command parented by RAF Brampton, but with the ending of the Cold War it reverted to training between 1992 and 1995, this time being used by the RAF Regiment, the RAF Police, the ROC and the TA. Further rebuilding in 1995 saw it once again become a Technical Operations Centre with projected plans for a massive rebuild. However this final phase did not proceed and RAF Holmpton eventually moved onto care and maintenance in year 2000 parented by RAF Digby under Personnel and Training Command HQ at RAF Innsworth.

This information has been taken from the RAF Holmpton website. Public tours are available and i strongly suggest you take the time to visit this piece of history. And well worth the few pounds entrance fee to help towards the running costs.


Alert Board RAF Holmpton Bunker Guard House

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