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USAF SR

Some questions about the base you might want to ask....

What happened to the base?
 
It was knocked down some time around the mid 1980's, maybe later. A retail park now stands on the site, there is no trace of anything that was part of the base.

Queensmead school, which was opposite the entrance/exit is still there.
 
Exiting left from the site along Victoria Road traffic would have come to the roundabout at South Ruislip, this is now the site of traffic lights. The BEA building which stood on this junction has been razed to the ground and a supermarket stands there now.
 
Exiting right for the base after about 3/4 of a mile a roundabout (Called at the time Kodak Roundabout) would have been reached, where the Eastcote Arms pub was. This pub was demolished in 2017 and flats on the site are proposed. The Kodak factory (hence the roundabout being known locally as Kodak Roundabout) which stood by this roundabout has long since gone, to be replace by a retail park.
 
What happened to the base at West Ruislip?
 
Demolished late 2007, early 2008. Housing estate built, no trace at all of the old base there.
 
What happened to the school in Eastcote?
 
Demolished late 2007/early 2008. Houses have been built on the site.
There is a page about it on the site at Eastcote MOD.
 
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