A few months ago I had a look around Rougham Hall. Whilst in the forest, we also saw some old WWII bomb stores. They weren’t really very interesting – more like a little brick shed.
A lot of Rougham Airfield has been converted to an industrial estate. One of the hangars is now a warehouse. The control tower has been restored and is now a museum.
The interesting thing that remains is an underground battle HQ.
There are a couple of these hidden deep within the forest. They’re a bit empty but in quite good condition.
Underground Battle HQ
Mother lived in the area and used to play in this when she was a kid! It is pretty well hidden now by nettles and trees, but you can still get in…
The main feature of the battle HQ is the observation post. From here the whole airfield could be observed, from it’s semi-undergound position. There is a ladder which leads to an escape hatch next to the post. I’m a bit worried by the brown stains on the wall – splattered blood?…
There are also a few rooms inside. One had a garden bench in – I don’t think that this is authentic war furniture!
So what were the rooms? They were all labelled…
Spiders and bats. No explore would be complete without crazy wildlife.