Buildings formerly used by 35 Squadron, including a dance hall visited by Glenn Miller, are for sale for the first time in 50 years
A significant World War Two site, which was home to 35 Squadron, part of the Pathfinder Force, has hit the market.
The buildings, which are offered alongside a modern three-bedroom house, include the dance hall, which was reportedly visited by Glenn Miller, the cinema, sergeant’s mess, kitchens, classrooms and sick quarters. The ex-MOD buildings, along with the house and its surrounding five acres, has come to the open market for the first time since 1973.
Situated in Graveley, near St Neots, the site was formerly home to 35 Squadron, which was part of the Pathfinder Force, using the Handley Page Halifax, from RAF Graveley. Located five miles south of Huntingdon, RAF Graveley was a key location during World War Two and was home to 35 Squadron from 1942 until 1946. The unit was the first to use the Halifax. It flew night bombing attacks throughout France and Germany and was one of the five squadrons selected to create the Pathfinder Force which located and marked targets with flares, to lead the way for the main bomber force. The Force comprised several squadrons based in East Anglia and would go on to lead almost every raid over occupied France.
There are twelve ex-MOD buildings on the site in total, as well as six concrete blast shelters and a series of garden sheds. The house includes three bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, utility room and a garden room. There are also large lawned areas and a summerhouse which surround the property.
Edward Tabner, director Cheffins which is managing the sale, says: “Despite a couple of minor changes, the majority of these buildings appear to be largely unaltered since they were built in World War Two and now offer a fascinating insight into squadron life. The buildings are of real historic importance and are a rarity to the open market, especially as so few of these original wartime buildings are still in existence. The property is on the market for the first time in 50 years, with this in mind we are sure that it will draw interest from military history fans.”
The house, five acres and the wartime buildings are offered for sale for £850,000.
For further information, contact the Cheffins Rural Professionals Department on 01353 654900 - email@example.com