The Shotwick 9 – The airfield

A few weeks ago i wrote a number of posts about 9 young trainee airmen from the first world war, buried in a small village cemetary on the English/ Welsh border. I wrote their stories, as best i could and what happened to them.

The Shotwick 9 – South Africa and England.

The Shotwick 9 – The American pilots

The Shotwick 9 – the Canadian pilots

Remembering the Shotwick 9 – Two incidents on one day

Remembering the Fallen

Yesterday i went on a journey to what would have been their airfield, RAF Sealand North. Nowadays it is a thriving industrial estate but i am happy to report that the original hangars from that period are still there, rather well preserved as they are being used by businesses. These are the pictures.

A light anti-aircraft battery at the corner of the hangars.
The side of one of the hangars. It is still in use today albeit a warehouse but at least it survives.
One complete hangar with flight group Commanders office in the foreground. The runway, or grass field, probably would have been where the picture was taken.
Another surviving Belfast Hangar, sadly empty and becoming neglected.
The hangar doors. They would have been slid open manually.
The old girl is rusting away.

RAF Sealand pretty much as she would have looked in 1918. The churchyard that is the final resting place of the Shotwick 9 is out of shot but not far from the top left hand corner of this picture. Picture found on Google.
The final resting place of the Shotwick 9.

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