HMS Osprey was one of the Navy’s helicopter airfields. It closed in 1999. Most of the base has been demolished. An HM Coastguard heliport remains, as does the old main building. This contained the control tower, operations room, met office and communications centre. There are plans to turn this building into a hotel.
Inside was completely trashed – nothing much remains. Wires have been stripped and things have been smashed by vandals.
The main draw to visiting the building was the control tower at the top. The tower would’ve given marvellous views of the base.
This was the most interesting thing in the building – a map/diagram of the base as it was. You can see the helicopter landing pads, and one of shortest runways in England (229m apparently).