Site Records


Site Name: RAF Holmpton/Patrington ('VQJ') GCI R3 ROTOR Radar Station

Rysome Lane
Holmpton,
Yorkshire

OS Grid Ref: TA365227

[Source:RAF Holmpton Archive & Nick Catford]

DOMESTIC CAMP

The married quarters estate is still extant and all now in private occupation. The site of the hutted camp is now occupied by the Patrington Haven Leisure Park. Although all of the accommodation huts have been demolished, some of the more substantial buildings are still standing having been refurbished and incorporated into the leisure park. The first three pictures below show the same building in 1956, 1985 and 2005.

The camp in 1956

The camp in 1985 - further buildings have been added since 1956

The camp in 2005 with some of the remaining buildings incorporated into the
Patrington Haven Leisure Park as the 'Haven Tavern'.
Photo by Nick Catford

AOC's Guard of Honour - the guardhouse can be seen on the right and the
MT shed can be seen to the rear.

Accommodation huts
in 1956

Accommodation huts
in 1956

WRAF'S

Personnel

Accommodation hut
in 1985

Accommodation huts
in 1985

1985

1985

After demolition of
accommodation huts

Sub Station 2005

Camp building 2005

Camp building 2005

MT Sheds 2005

Picket post 2005

Married quarters 2005

Married quarters 2005


Married quarters 2005


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[Source: Nick Catford]

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