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  • Whitley_Project
    If in doubt apply heat..
    • Jan 2000
    • 2842

    Surviving Belfast Truss Hangars

    I'm trying to put a list together of surviving examples - there don't seem to be that many. Can anyone suggest any survivors?
  • Moggy C
    Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 20534

    #2
    I'm not a hangar expert, but aren't there some at Old Sarum?

    Moggy

    Trying to be helpful I have also amended the spelling in the thread title.
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    • Jon H
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2006
      • 1426

      #3
      Hooton Park and Sealand have 3 each.

      Jon
      Hooton Park
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      • REF
        REF
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2006
        • 765

        #4
        I can't think of any 'Belfast Truss' Hangars surviving, but there are a few c.1916 General Service Flight Sheds around the place

        Tadcaster / Bramham Moor
        Harling Road
        Duxford

        Have you tried asking on AiX?

        Richard
        Richard E Flagg
        http://www.ukairfields.org.uk/

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        • Mark V
          Steve Atkin
          • Jun 2003
          • 3091

          #5
          Originally posted by Whitley_Project View Post
          I'm trying to put a list together of surviving examples - there don't seem to be that many. Can anyone suggest any survivors?
          Hendon and Duxford, in addition to the Old Sarum and Hooton Park examples mentioned earlier.
          www.warbirdcolour.co.uk

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          • low'n'slow
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Sep 2006
            • 1436

            #6
            RAF Henlow? Recently refurbished too!

            (Pic courtesy of Geoff Collins.)

            I also seem to remember that two survive on the original pre-Squires Gate aerodrome site at Blackpool. Now used as feed stores and animal hospital for Blackpool Zoo.
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            • FiltonFlyer
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2000
              • 249

              #7
              There is a triple bay Belfast Truss hangar on Filton Airfield, built in 1918, currently used by light aircraft.

              Andy

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              • Jon H
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jan 2006
                • 1426

                #8
                Originally posted by low'n'slow View Post

                I also seem to remember that two survive on the original pre-Squires Gate aerodrome site at Blackpool. Now used as feed stores and animal hospital for Blackpool Zoo.
                Hard to tell - http://www.controltowers.co.uk/S/Stanley_Park.htm

                Oh and a shot of Number 1 Hangar at Hooton http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/mus/uk/f-k/DSCF0033.jpg

                Jon
                Hooton Park
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                • David Legg
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                  • Jan 2007
                  • 253

                  #9
                  Ford near Arundel I believe unless they have gone recently. North-west corner.
                  David Legg
                  Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society

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                  • stevo76
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Dec 2006
                    • 35

                    #10
                    Completely irrelevant to the thread, but nice to see another Legg online. I also have a Brother Called David Legg, I thought for a minute.... until I saw the Catalina connection, it was him. LOL

                    Stephen Legg

                    Last edited by stevo76; 13th April 2009, 12:08.

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                    • David Legg
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2007
                      • 253

                      #11
                      LOL - Legg On Line. Ho Ho.
                      David Legg
                      Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society

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                      • bazv
                        olde rigger
                        • Feb 2005
                        • 5875

                        #12
                        leuchars apparently
                        http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3Den%26sa%3DN

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                        • SADSACK
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 3482

                          #13
                          re;

                          What is RAF Henlow actually used for? The hangar shot is amazing.
                          pb::

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                          • pagen01
                            St Mawganphile
                            • Aug 2007
                            • 10711

                            #14
                            This can be a confusing subject as 'Belfast Trusses' refers only to the internal lattice work roof truss design of the hangar, externally they are the same as 1917 General Service Sheds or Coupled General Service sheds (as REF touches on). Thus you can't tell unless you have been inside the hangar or have records. This would make an interesting thread of its own!
                            The lovely Henlow pic is a good example of the Belfast Truss in a 1917 Coupled General Service Shed.

                            Are you specifically trying to list Belfast Truss examples, or all 1917 General Service Sheds?

                            Duxford and Hendon has Belfast Trusses and I always assumed Boscombes' Coupled GS to be one, though BazV will know for sure.
                            Yatesbury and Lympne had them, not sure if still extent.
                            Sealand does have Coupled GS sheds, but unsure which truss they use.

                            AIX ( http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/ ) would be a good place to try, there is someone there who definately knows and would be an interesting topic to kick off!
                            Last edited by pagen01; 13th April 2009, 13:46.
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                            • REF
                              REF
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Dec 2006
                              • 765

                              #15
                              Yes, Yatesbury still has the hangars standing, they are being refurbished at the moment.
                              Richard E Flagg
                              http://www.ukairfields.org.uk/

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                              • REF
                                REF
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Dec 2006
                                • 765

                                #16
                                Also Mousehold Heath has got a couple still there
                                Richard E Flagg
                                http://www.ukairfields.org.uk/

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                                • bazv
                                  olde rigger
                                  • Feb 2005
                                  • 5875

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by pagen01 View Post
                                  Duxford and Hendon has Belfast Trusses and I always assumed Boscombes' Coupled GS to be one, though BazV will know for sure.
                                  I would say that our 2 bay shed originally did have a B Truss roof,the give aways are the brick 'steps' near the top of the supporting walls,you can see them quite clearly in the (lovely) henlow pic

                                  cheers baz

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                                  • pagen01
                                    St Mawganphile
                                    • Aug 2007
                                    • 10711

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by REF View Post
                                    Yes, Yatesbury still has the hangars standing, they are being refurbished at the moment.
                                    Interesting, as your pic clearly shows they are not Belfast Trusses! This is how troublesome this subject can be!

                                    Ed, Infact they look more like 1916 General Sevice Flight Sheds at Yatesbury, which Montrose definatley had/has? aswel.

                                    GS sheds are the same as what you see at Duxford etc, with the brick piers etc.
                                    Last edited by pagen01; 13th April 2009, 15:04.
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                                    • David Burke
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2000
                                      • 10027

                                      #19
                                      I saw two at an ex airfield in Norfolk which had a vehicle recovery company based on it.

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                                      • pagen01
                                        St Mawganphile
                                        • Aug 2007
                                        • 10711

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by bazv View Post
                                        I would say that our 2 bay shed originally did have a B Truss roof,the give aways are the brick 'steps' near the top of the supporting walls,you can see them quite clearly in the (lovely) henlow pic
                                        cheers baz
                                        Baz, I think all the GSs' had that feature, it is just the truss design that is different.
                                        Can you see these in the Boscombe hangar?
                                        Belfast Trusses looks like garden treliss, the conventional truss looks similar to REFs Yatesbury ( http://airfields.fotopic.net/p51830808.html ) Hangar pics.
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