atchistory has learnt that the NI Transport Training Board, is proposing to have a permanent exhibition and memorial concerning the history of the airfield. Two local aviation historians and authors are involved as both consultants and as the authors of a book on Nutts Corner. If you would like to offer stories, photos etc contact us via the comment tab above and we’ll pass on their contact email info.
some new photos from May 1959 from John Douglas
NC0b Ivor Ray on the right
NC0c and Ivor again below the Aldis lamp
NC0d The GCA/PAR radar
NC0h Two group photos. I have some names but not all. The back row is Bill Eames, Alastair McKay, Tommy Grant, Pete Dring, and Gordon Smethurst. To Bill Eames’ right and below is Harry McGrath. Left on the centre row are Phil Phillips and Roger Makins. Fifth from the right in the centre row on NC0g is Bob Aitken to his right are Ron Tuck and Q McGrath.
Ivor Ray is on the left in the front row and to his right are Ben Gunn, Eddie Duncan, Mr Wishart (in front of Eddie) and last on the right is Vic Moores.
How about some more names folks? Is the guy to the right of Harry McGrath, Harry Appleford, two to the right of him is maybe Dougie Woods?
Lovely picture taken in about 1962 by Belfast News-Letter Pictures ltd, sent in by John Douglas. We hope we got the ICAO code right, please let us know what it should be if its wrong.
Ron Tuck in Centre, John Douglas on right. Does anyone know who the controller or assistant is on the left?
Nutts Corner layout plan. via Colin McKeeman
NC4 Photos above and below via Barry Davidson, above identified by Bob White.
NC5 Note the old VCR possibly a late war or just post war Sieco (?) VCR.
Northern Irish aviation historian and author Ernie Cromie tells me that “the little first floor structure in the background with inward-sloping windows was initially constructed by the Americans at Langford Lodge in the latter part of the Second World War to create an additional storey on the control tower there. After the end of the war, it was dismantled and brought to Nutts Corner to be reused.”