Surviving Belfast Truss Hangars

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I'm trying to put a list together of surviving examples - there don't seem to be that many. Can anyone suggest any survivors?
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I'm not a hangar expert, but aren't there some at Old Sarum? Moggy Trying to be helpful I have also amended the spelling in the thread title.
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Hooton Park and Sealand have 3 each. Jon
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I can't think of any 'Belfast Truss' Hangars surviving, but there are a few c.1916 General Service Flight Sheds around the place Tadcaster / Bramham Moor Harling Road Duxford Have you tried asking on AiX? Richard
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I'm trying to put a list together of surviving examples - there don't seem to be that many. Can anyone suggest any survivors?
Hendon and Duxford, in addition to the Old Sarum and Hooton Park examples mentioned earlier.
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RAF Henlow? Recently refurbished too! (Pic courtesy of Geoff Collins.) I also seem to remember that two survive on the original pre-Squires Gate aerodrome site at Blackpool. Now used as feed stores and animal hospital for Blackpool Zoo.
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There is a triple bay Belfast Truss hangar on Filton Airfield, built in 1918, currently used by light aircraft. Andy

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Ford near Arundel I believe unless they have gone recently. North-west corner.

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Completely irrelevant to the thread, but nice to see another Legg online. I also have a Brother Called David Legg, I thought for a minute.... until I saw the Catalina connection, it was him. LOL Stephen Legg ;)

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LOL - Legg On Line. Ho Ho.
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re; What is RAF Henlow actually used for? The hangar shot is amazing.
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This can be a confusing subject as 'Belfast Trusses' refers only to the internal lattice work roof truss design of the hangar, externally they are the same as 1917 General Service Sheds or Coupled General Service sheds (as REF touches on). Thus you can't tell unless you have been inside the hangar or have records. This would make an interesting thread of its own! The lovely Henlow pic is a good example of the Belfast Truss in a 1917 Coupled General Service Shed. Are you specifically trying to list Belfast Truss examples, or all 1917 General Service Sheds? Duxford and Hendon has Belfast Trusses and I always assumed Boscombes' Coupled GS to be one, though BazV will know for sure. Yatesbury and Lympne had them, not sure if still extent. Sealand does have Coupled GS sheds, but unsure which truss they use. AIX ( http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/ ) would be a good place to try, there is someone there who definately knows and would be an interesting topic to kick off!
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Yes, Yatesbury still has the hangars standing, they are being refurbished at the moment.
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Also Mousehold Heath has got a couple still there
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Duxford and Hendon has Belfast Trusses and I always assumed Boscombes' Coupled GS to be one, though BazV will know for sure.
I would say that our 2 bay shed originally did have a B Truss roof,the give aways are the brick 'steps' near the top of the supporting walls,you can see them quite clearly in the (lovely) henlow pic cheers baz
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Yes, Yatesbury still has the hangars standing, they are being refurbished at the moment.
Interesting, as your pic clearly shows they are not Belfast Trusses! This is how troublesome this subject can be! Ed, Infact they look more like 1916 General Sevice Flight Sheds at Yatesbury, which Montrose definatley had/has? aswel. GS sheds are the same as what you see at Duxford etc, with the brick piers etc.

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I saw two at an ex airfield in Norfolk which had a vehicle recovery company based on it.
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I would say that our 2 bay shed originally did have a B Truss roof,the give aways are the brick 'steps' near the top of the supporting walls,you can see them quite clearly in the (lovely) henlow pic cheers baz
Baz, I think all the GSs' had that feature, it is just the truss design that is different. Can you see these in the Boscombe hangar? Belfast Trusses looks like garden treliss, the conventional truss looks similar to REFs Yatesbury ( http://airfields.fotopic.net/p51830808.html ) Hangar pics.
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Baz, I think all the GSs' had that feature, it is just the truss design that is different. Can you see these in the Boscombe hangar? Belfast Trusses looks like garden treliss, the conventional truss looks similar to REFs Yatesbury Hangar pics.
Hi Pagey As I said in the 'other' hangar thread,our roof is now a double pitch roof,you can see it in the link i added to that thread. The modern(ish) roof does not use the original support 'steps' so they stick out like a sore thumb a few feet lower than the present roof configuration,if you pm me an email addy I can send you a pic (worth a1000 words usually :D) BTW i do understand about the 2 different wooden roof types,but unless somebody comes up with an old BD pic we will be non the wiser. regards baz