Type 26 Pillbox, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Type 26 Pillbox, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

TRM DA
A Second World War Type 26 pillbox which has been modified to guardroom at RAF Weston-super-Mare which was constructed in the 1930s. The first schedueled services strarted in 1936. By 1938, a passenger terminal and administration building had been completed, along with a side opening hangar. On 2 January 1939, the Royal Air Force opened a School of Technical Training at RAF Locking, that did not have an airfield, but was only a mile from the Weston-super-Mare site. On the west of the airfield at Oldmixon, a factory was built by the Ministry of Aircraft Production to manufacture the Bristol Beaufighter, that were then flown out of the airfield. In 1955, the old Beaufighter factory at Oldmixon was converted for use by the Bristol Aeroplane Company Helicopter Division. In 1960, the factory was taken over by Westland, and served as a logistics supply station, until closure in 1987. The former Westland site, that closed in 2002, houses The Helicopter Museum. #Beaufighter #Beaufort #Bristol #Bristol_Aeroplane #Factory #GKN_Aerospace #guardroom #Helicopter_Museum #Helicopters #Old_Mixon #Pillbox #RAF #Somerset #Sycamore #TRM_DA #Type_26 #Westland #Weston_Super_Mare #World_War_Two #WW2
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