Photo Gallery #6: The Base Today - 320th MMS

RAF Wethersfield is now a Ministry of Defence facility. It serves as the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP), which is a civilian police force within the Ministry of Defence.

In some of the outdoor photos in this gallery you'll see areas with a multitude of white stakes. These are young trees that were recently planted as part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods project. This project aims to plant 6 million trees and create 60 commemorative 'Diamond' woods across the UK as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

The photo at the right shows local schoolchildren participating in the planting, which happened in February 2013. Click here to learn more. (Photo credit: Herts & Essex Observer)

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  • Photo of where main gate used to be. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Chuck and Jeanne Schabel by the new main gate - located very close to where the base service station was. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Photo of Gary Stull and guide at the base police station. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Exterior shot of base chapel today. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Interior shot of base chapel today. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Interior shot of the base gym. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Club inside the old bowling alley. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Inside the temporary base museum. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • The base theatre is now a briefing center. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Inside of the briefing center (old base theatre). Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Outside of Barracks 1030. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • The Day Room in Barracks 1030. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • The base school. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Base housing. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • View of the East Gate (no longer used). Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Hanger 1. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • AGE shops (?) at North end of runway. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • View of the base taken from the taxiway to VA area / bomb dump. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Building 217, 320th MMS. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Pad where conventional munitions inspection and 20mm handling building was located (Bldg 240?). Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • View from Bldg 240 pad towards special weapons storage area; the stakes in the foreground are young trees. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • View of Bldg 217, FX inert storage building and admin area. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Trainer storage building on far right with young trees in foreground. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Chuck Schabel in front of the only magazine left in the conventional area. This was the 20mm storage magazine and it is still in use. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder missile storage area. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Special Weapons shop - Bldg 275. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Special weapons storage igloo - Bldg 278. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • POL area. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • Crew quarters and chow hall in VA area. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • VA (Victor Alert Area) Hangar. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Main runway looking north. Submitted by Chuck Schabel
  • View of Finchingfield. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • View of the Fox Inn in Finchingfield. Submitted by Gary Stull
  • Chuck Schabel in front of the Fox Inn in Finchingfield. Submitted by Chuck Schabel