Outing to RAF Barnham

30 September 2017

Region: East Anglia

On September 10th, a group of around 40 Regional members and guests visited the Cold War Nuclear Storage Facility at RAF Barnham, near Thetford.  The site is now used as an industrial estate for small businesses, but the owner, Keith Eldred, is passionate about its history and keen to show people around.

The brooding weather and generally gloomy nature of the location both lent themselves to infra-red photography.

Here are a few pictures of the group which went around.  Note the rather strange tastes - and potentially dangerous interests - of the average RPS photographer.

Finally, a picture of the whole group listening to Keith in full flow.  The device on the far left is a replica of the "Blue Danube" bomb, which was originally stored and assembled at RAF Barnham.

Keith doesn't charge for his tours, but a collection was taken and I was able to present him with a donation of £360 towards to future restoration work at the site.

Ian Wilson ARPS (Regional Organiser)