Aston Down was a RAF airfield in Gloucestershire which still operates a gliding club. For many years it was the home to the central stores that supplied the Ministry of Aviation and its any successors. Here was the home of watch logs, movement logs, notam forms, flight progress strips, MOTNE pads, met observation forms and the entire logistical underpinning of the air traffic services.
The archives include a good selection of photos. The photos were all taken on November 8th 1985, is it an open day, official visit or retirement? In stock control there are some monitors, I’m assuming early computers but maybe they are microfilm or microfiche readers.
presumably the two photos above are stock control
AD14 this 1957 photo just came in from Barry Davidson entitled 1957 “Airfield Devils Churchyard: Cherington Tetbury, “. Cherington is only a couple of miles from Aston Down.