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I understand that the last remnants of RNAS/RAF Felixstowe has been demolished on the Landguard Terminal at the Port of Felixstowe, this was known as 22 Shed locally but was one of those very large Seaplane/Flying Boat hangars

This is a recent panorama view of Landguard, one hangar demolished



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Does anyone recall the Titan Crane

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTGA1pLU12DH8ca5Iez-qXuNZdGAOysIMmL-UdmNP0CZ-GfV3dt

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Aircraft_Experimental_Establishment

Every aircraft evaluated for the RAF/RN/FAA was checked out here that had floats or a hull, this photo courtesy of Felixstowe Museum shows the three huge hangars, the slipways and the pier with a Titan Crane that could lift loads in/out of the water to 50 tons, photo to follow

A Sunderland Flying Boat can be seen and above that can be seen the Titan Crane  



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An interesting piece of film footage here from 1959 when a HAR/SAR was based at 22 Shed the old flying boat hangar, obviously a practice this one but some recognisable shots for me on this 11 minute clip

 http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/770



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Yesterday a RAF Puma from RAF Benson landed at the Customs House Helipad which is situated behind the old RAF Married Quarters at Felixstowe


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