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Radar RAF Fylingdales

The new truncated pyramid Solid State Phased Array Radar (SSPAR) unit.

Base dataEdit

RAF Fylingdales.
Category. Statistic.
Location. UK
Opened in. 1963. 
Closed in. Open
Operated by. Technicly the RAF. It gives data to US-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs under the UK-USA Agreement. It is part of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System.
Owned by. RAF/USAF jointly.
Outside link. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/aboutus/history.cfm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales and http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/.

HistoryEdit

The villageEdit

The near by Fylingdales village was recorded as Figclinge in the 11th century, Figelinge and Fielinge in the 11th and 12th centuries and possibly as Saxeby in the 12th century. It was a parochial chapelry  south of Whitby and contained the villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Thorpe, or Fylingthorpe (which was recorded as Prestethorpe in the 13th century) and the hamlets of Normanby, Parkgate, Ramsdale, Raw (Fyling Rawe, 16th century) and Stoupe Brow. The church, dedicated to St Stephen replaced an ancient chapel which had Saxon origins and was demolished in about 1821 and was a dependent chapel of Whitby Abbey.

The local Robin Hood legendEdit

A legend recalls Robin visiting the village on his way to the bay, but this did not mean he visited the site of the RAF\USAF base en route to the village.

The base it's selfEdit

Despite of the legend about Robin visiting the village on his way to the bay, it is almost certain he did not visit the site of the RAF\USAF base, except possibly in transit to the village, since the Tri-Partite site known as RAF Fylingdales is named after the both the village and parish, but is not actually in the parish. It was originally planned to be built on a site at Grouse Hill within Fylingdales. Oddly, when the site was moved inland, the name was not changed.

ImagesEdit

Outside linksEdit

  1. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/aboutus/history.cfm
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  3. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/
  4. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/aboutus/history.cfm
  5. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  7. http://museum.rhbay.co.uk/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylingdales
  9. http://museum.rhbay.co.uk/
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/3244206.stm
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylingdales
  14. https://www.robin-hoods-bay.co.uk/the-fylingdales-inn
  15. http://villagehall.rhbay.co.uk/
  16. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g504012-d1127578-Reviews-Fylingdales_Inn-Robin_Hoods_Bay_North_York_Moors_National_Park_North_Yorkshire_En.html
  17. http://www.fylingdalesinn.co.uk/
  18. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/aboutus/history.cfm
  19. http://www.raf.mod.uk/raffylingdales/
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  21. http://museum.rhbay.co.uk/
  22. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylingdales
  23. http://museum.rhbay.co.uk/
  24. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/3244206.stm
  26. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Fylingdales
  27. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylingdales
  28. https://www.robin-hoods-bay.co.uk/the-fylingdales-inn
  29. http://villagehall.rhbay.co.uk/
  30. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g504012-d1127578-Reviews-Fylingdales_Inn-Robin_Hoods_Bay_North_York_Moors_National_Park_North_Yorkshire_En.html
  31. http://www.fylingdalesinn.co.uk/

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