The role of wartime and pre 1939 Flying Control personnel is very under reported, although the Airfield Research Society and its predecessor have published some excellent material. We have published some great memories by Eric Mathews (FLYING CONTROL WW2) but would like even more information. Again using material from Barry Davidson’s collection, here are a couple of wartime stations, plus one or two from other sources via John Levesley.
two links to photos in the IWMs collection
RAF Linton on Ouse This seems to show the Units Ops Block/Plotting Room also being used for air ground wireless communications.
Here are some photos for inspiration, please send us Flying Control Stories.
RAF Colbey Green
RAF Desford 1928
RAF Desford 1935 or later
RAF Beaulieu 1945 (Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment)
RAF Stoney Cross 1945 – 46