V1 (Doodlebug) launch site - Morbecque

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    It's my first stop on my next French jaunt in May.

    I've been to the Blockhaus at Eperlecques several times and it's a great place to get to grips with the magnitude of the V1/V2 threat but I'm told the ramps at Morbecque are just as the RAF left them with little, if any, attempts to preserve and commercialise the site.

    Anyone been there? Got any pics?
     
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    I think I may have been there ...... I was certainly taken to a launch site in a forest around that area. I didn't take any pics and all I remember was piles of smashed concrete.
     
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    Thanks guys - all useful info.

    I like to include a bit of history into my travels - it tends to put one's life and worries into perspective.
     
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    Hi I have been to Wallop Cappel just along the D 642 very near Morbecque. The ramp blast walls are visible and many of the other buildings. The RAF with great precision took out the launch control building and the Gyro building plus some others. The hockey stick shaped storage buildings are there plus many others. See some pics attached DSC00332.JPG
     

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    Thanks - I think launch site in the wood SE of Wallon Cappel is the same site that I know as Morbecque and sited NW Morbecque but I'm happy to be corrected.

    The launch ramp blast walls can still clearly be seen on Google Earth.
     
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