A former RAF Ferry Command and training airfield, Pershore became a R&D airfield serving as the flying station for the Radar Research Establishment at Malvern. After the airfield closed the control tower became something of a TV star featuring in an episode of Time Team (series 9 episode 9) in 2002 and in a whole series of engineering entertainment programmes (The Big Idea) with Dick Strawbridge.
A few names that spring to mind from 1968 were the SATCO Jerry Hart, Mike Goodband, John Tremare (?), Ian Hislop and Dave Close (a bearded proudly ex FAA Gannet observer). Amongst the EFCAs there was John Leatherbarrow, Neville ? and Archie ? I seem to remember that there was something in Archie’s wartime past that meant he was held somewhat in awe by his colleagues.
Ray Draper provided a set of photos of three research aircraft that served at Pershore and I found a photo of the disused tower on Wikipedia.
below Varsity WF379, Viscount XT661 and Meteor NF11 WD790
Pete Bish attended a fly-in in 2015 and took the photo below
Barry Davidson found this photo of Canberra B2, WK128 one of the Pershore trials aircraft.