EAW001286 ENGLAND (1946). Unidentified military site off Saughall Massie Road and the surrounding countryside, Hoylake, 1946

© Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and licensed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. 2021. Cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA.

Nearby Images (2)

EAW001286
  0° 0m
EAW001285
  317° 330m

Details

Title [EAW001286] Unidentified military site off Saughall Massie Road and the surrounding countryside, Hoylake, 1946
Reference EAW001286
Date 24-June-1946
Link
Place name HOYLAKE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 324947, 388058
Longitude / Latitude -3.1285121838096, 53.383765281589
National Grid Reference SJ249881

Pins

West Kirby RAF Barracks WW2 The Airfield was further away and still had runway and some barracks still up until early 1968. My father was stationed there during the war.

Vinster
Thursday 25th of February 2021 01:59:18 PM
As far as I'm aware, there was never a runway at RAF West Kirby - it was "basic training" only.

mati3273
Monday 3rd of May 2021 04:14:07 PM
WW2 RAF West Kirby Barracks.

Vinster
Thursday 25th of February 2021 01:57:24 PM

Class31
Tuesday 21st of January 2014 10:17:34 AM

Class31
Tuesday 21st of January 2014 10:17:15 AM
Saughall Massie Road (showing original bends before realignment).

Bunn72
Monday 20th of January 2014 12:56:30 PM
#Good point about the re-alignment - a challenging road in the old days for enthusiastic drivers - many of whom found themselves in adjoining fields upside-down - when the road outstripped their limited ability !.

Pete65
Sunday 23rd of February 2014 03:31:09 AM
Station Head Quarters, RAF West Kirby

Graham
Sunday 8th of December 2013 12:52:43 PM

User Comment Contributions

There was an old RAF site here when I was young (late 1950s) with runways and bunkers still clearly visible.

RingoDave
Sunday 23rd of February 2014 03:27:40 AM
No runways here Dave - just concrete roads and paths - many of which are still there - under heavy tree planting

Pete65
Sunday 23rd of February 2014 03:27:40 AM
View looking west.

Class31
Tuesday 21st of January 2014 10:18:49 AM
Royal Air Force, West Kirby.

A Basic Training Unit (Square Bashing)

Comprising four squadrons, Trenchard,Churchill,Smuts & Roosevelt

Looking at Google Earth, the only remains of the site are,

A commemorative monument on the site of the Main Gate and traces of several camp roads.

Also see http://www.rafwka.co.uk/id31.htm

Graham
Sunday 8th of December 2013 01:04:45 PM