Wolverhampton Pendeford tower

Pendeford

Pendeford was probably most well know for its links with Boulton Paul. It had an art deco airport which looks like it incorporated a tower. A later more modern tower (above) was provided at some stage. The airfield closed in 1970. Here is de Havilland Dove G-AMDD in front of the tower.

3 thoughts on “Wolverhampton Pendeford tower”

  1. The control tower, from a different angle, appears in the opening titles of ‘The Man in the Sky’ filmed at Pendeford in 1956 and occasionally shown on Freeview Ch 81.

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  2. What does the ‘R’ on the control tower signify?
    I must have gone past this airfield on the train on the way to my brother’s ‘passing out’ at Cosford in 1962 but never noticed it!

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    1. I’m digging into depths of old knowledge. I think it is the ground signal to indicate a right-hand circuit, especially on airfields which may be non-radio at times. If so, this is complemented by a right angled arrow in the signal square. Standard joins and circuits are left hand.

      Prepared to be corrected as I can’t readily find anything in CAA and other documents to confirm meaning.

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