RAF Upwood Clinic, Huntingdon, UK

The clinic in the grounds of RAF Upwood was operated by USAF until it closed in 2012. It is much more modern than the rest of the RAF base.

RAF Upwood Medical Clinic
 

RAF Upwood is a closed Royal Air Force station in Cambridgeshire, UK. The station was one of the three that formed the “Tri-base Area” due to its close proximity to Molesworth and RAF Alconbury. The majority of the base closed in 1994, and some of the buildings have been put back into use by private owners.

The clinic on the grounds of RAF Upwood was operated by the United States Air Force 423d Medical Squadron. The medical complex housed services for out-patients and dental care services for MoD and USAF personnel and their families and the Tri-base Area. Most standard medical care services were available, and more complex cases were referred to RAF Croughton.

In 2012 the facility was handed back to the Ministry of Defence who closed the site. The medical services were relocated to RAF Alconbury.

Check out my RAF Upwood report for more history and photos of the main RAF Base.
Our Visit
On a couple of previous visits to RAF Upwood I’d checked out the clinic and discovered it was sealed tight. The almost new-looking building always intrigued me, so when I heard it had been opened up I jumped at the chance to have a look around. Joined by Declan, who I’d previously explored the rest of Upwood with, we made our way in and found the pikies had been busy. It’s amazing how quickly a place can get trashed, but there were still some good shots to be had. We were soon joined by a group of kids smashing the place up more, and we managed to disturb some pikies in the roof space while they were stripping out the copper.

After exploring the hospital we had a casual wander through the RAF base and were greeted by a friendly guy on a motorbike telling us to leave. Typical that all that was going on in the clinic and we’re the ones that get chucked out!

 

RAF Upwood Clinic - Dental surgery room

RAF Upwood Clinic – Dental surgery room

RAF Upwood Clinic - Dental surgery

RAF Upwood Clinic – Dental surgery

RAF Upwood Clinic - First Aid

RAF Upwood Clinic – First Aid

RAF Upwood Clinic - Laboratory

RAF Upwood Clinic – Laboratory

RAF Upwood Clinic - Servers

RAF Upwood Clinic – Servers

RAF Upwood Clinic - Computer in the server room

RAF Upwood Clinic – Computer in the server room

RAF Upwood Clinic - Warnings

RAF Upwood Clinic – Warnings

RAF Upwood Clinic - Treatment room

RAF Upwood Clinic – Treatment room

RAF Upwood Clinic - One of the many treatment rooms with light and curtain

RAF Upwood Clinic – One of the many treatment rooms with light and curtain

RAF Upwood Clinic - Reception

RAF Upwood Clinic – Reception

RAF Upwood Clinic - Theatre

RAF Upwood Clinic – Theatre

RAF Upwood Clinic - Operating Theatre

RAF Upwood Clinic – Operating Theatre

RAF Upwood Clinic - The Vault

RAF Upwood Clinic – The Vault

RAF Upwood Clinic - Treatment room

RAF Upwood Clinic – Treatment room

RAF Upwood Clinic - There were a lot of treatment rooms

RAF Upwood Clinic – There were a lot of treatment rooms

RAF Upwood Clinic - Air system

RAF Upwood Clinic – Air system

RAF Upwood Clinic - Toxic

RAF Upwood Clinic – Toxic

RAF Upwood Clinic - Air system controls

RAF Upwood Clinic – Air system controls

RAF Upwood Clinic - Huge backup generator

RAF Upwood Clinic – Huge backup generator


RAF Upwood Clinic - Cross on roof

RAF Upwood Clinic – Cross on roof



RAF Upwood Clinic - External

RAF Upwood Clinic – External






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