The RAF Airbase in Driffield is a nice interesting little explore. The site is still partially occupied by local air cadets I believe along with part being utilised as a distribution depot. There are a few areas within the compound which lay abandoned including the subject of the blog post what looks to be part of the barracks kitchens and dining area along with a few offices and dorms upstairs. There are also a number of disused houses arranged in a street like fashion completely overgrown but these were inside the main compound which I didn't manage to access during this visit, perhaps during a later mission.
I managed to find a fair bit of history on this place so for the full details and the rest of the collection of photos visit my new Urban Exploration website www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com
Briefly and to summarise, RAF Driffield was a Royal Air Force station situated near Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Situated between Kelleythorpe and Eastburn on the A614 road, there stands an aerodrome. In recent times, it was known as Alamein Barracks and used as an Army driving school. But the site was once a busy military airfield that operated for many years – spanning the development of aviation technology, and the history of the Royal Air Force. During the early 1930s, Driffield was selected for one of the RAF’s expansion scheme aerodromes, with construction work beginning in 1935. This new airfield consisted of five large aircraft hangars, curved round the grass runways that stretched towards the north-west.
The army later used Driffield as a driver training centre, until RAF Leconfield (which was also taken over by the Army in 1977) was enlarged to accommodate those who lived and trained at Driffield. In 1992, the RAF regained ownership of this historic aerodrome, naming it: RAF Staxton Wold – Driffield Site. Once again, the RAF ensign flew over Driffield, but not for long. In 1996, the RAF itself transferred its own personnel and facilities to RAF Staxton Wold, thus bringing an end to 60 years of service. On June 28, 1996, the RAF ensign was lowered for the last time, bringing to an end RAF Driffield.
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