raf upwood | the usaf have left the building

Built during the RAF expansion period of 1936, RAF Upwood was the home of bomber squadrons during the war. In later years, the USAF moved in, and formed a sizeable US presence in the immediate area (along with RAF Wyton and RAF Alconbury).

The USAF pulled out in the mid-nineties and RAF Upwood was put on the market. A property developer snapped it up, but while the usual arguments about housing densities and facilities dragged on, the site started to rot.

This place is vast – utterly vast. Here’s a fraction of what can be seen.