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Llanbedr Airfield formerly RAF Llanbedr, is a former military facility located in the Snowdonia National Park near the village of Llanbedr, Gwynedd, northwest Wales. It opened in 1941 as part of RAF Fighter Command's 12 Group.[1] During its life, the base has been known as:
RAF Llanbedr until 1957
RAE Llanbedr until 1992
T&EE Llanbedr until 1995,(Test & Evaluation Establishment)
DERA Llanbedr until 2001, when most of DERA became QinetiQ.
The site was (from Spring 1942) an operational base for Towed Target (and in 1943, became the home of the RAF's No. 12 Fighter Gunnery School), and later, Target Drone services to the UK Armed Forces. Target provision services were typically to the Cardigan Bay Ranges (UK Danger Area EGD201, under the control of Aberporth) but Llanbedr targets also worked other UK ranges, including the Royal Artillery range off the Hebrides and occasionally overseas.
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From 1957, civilianisation of the base services (typically airfield operation) began with Short Brothers holding a series of contracts until 1979, when Airwork Services took over and held them until 1991. In 1991, contracts and scope of work changed again and FR Serco took over its running.
Secondarily, it served as a Royal Air Force V-bomber dispersal airfield, more recently used for military weapons training. The site closed in 2004. Navigational and ATC equipment was removed by the military and the site put up for sale.

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Default 28-08-2011, 16:04

good workl mate
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Default 28-08-2011, 20:14

Good stuff, is there anything else left other than the control tower?
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Default 28-08-2011, 21:35

I remember way back in the 70's seeing those drones, Jindiviks I think, being escorted by F104s on approach to this place. Yes, that's right, freaking Starfighters and Italian I think.

Ace report, I like this place.
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Default 28-08-2011, 22:45

I spent a week here with air cadets many years ago, was a very memorable camp!

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Default 29-08-2011, 00:36

I love it!

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Default 29-08-2011, 14:35

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Good stuff, is there anything else left other than the control tower?
There are lots of hangers over the other side of the airport but thay are in use probably used as storage by small companies.
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Default 30-08-2011, 21:55

very cool
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Default 25-09-2011, 02:43

the hangers are still empty or they were a year ago , I put pics on about 18 months ago
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Default 25-09-2011, 10:08

I like this, would love to go pay a visit

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