raf upwood | the usaf have left the building

This next building, which I assume was the Sergeants’ Mess, was also joined to the Officers’ Mess by means of a small annex corridor.

It was built to a similar high standard of the Officers’ Mess, and shared the same designed pitched roof. Other buildings on the site had flat, reinforced concrete roofs – this was to offer protection against incendiary bombs.

Offkilter and I thoroughly explored the Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess in May – the Sergeants’ Mess was a simple ‘E’ shaped block of toilets, clubrooms and individual sleeping quarters. Not that interesting, so I wasn’t going to have another look today.