raf upwood | the usaf have left the building

This was the building that had caught my eye – not for its façade but for the blast protected blockhouse to the back, with its huge embanked piles of soil.

The building at the front is the SSQ – Station Sick Quarters. This one is built to design 7504/37. It would’ve had a waiting room, accident reception center, kitchen, medical stores, consulting room, dental surgery, consulting room, office and dispensary. The wards were upstairs – four beds for airmen, two for officers and an observation room.

We didn’t explore the SSQ – Offkilter and I had thoroughly explored this building, realized its use from what little was left, but found little of interest.

© 2002 | Simon Cornwell