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Greenham Common : The Firemen's Practice Plane

For some reason the demolishers of the old airbase chose to leave the firemens practice plane in situ - quite possibly because it was just too big and heavy to demolish. Whatever the reason, here it sits in virtually unspoilt glory. Back in the day the plane would be loaded up with seats and pretend people, soaked in kerosene, and set fire to, so that the base firemen could put it out. Not much to see really, so just four pictures.


The Google Earth view

The plane sits in a circular concreted area containing a few inches of water