RAF Lindholme near Doncaster. Former Bloodhound command and control station with a Type 82 radar. Converted to a military area radar unit and augmented with a civil section providing a high level radar service over northern England.
Tony Mannion sent the photo below. taken at the Air Defence Museum http://www.radarmuseum.co.uk/ shows an ops room very representative of Northern, Eastern and Midland radars.
Before Northern was at Lindholme it was based at Hack Green and after it closed the task moved to Watton.
LIND 4 My thanks to Peter Wilde and Malcolm Hemming for confirming this is JATCRU Northern Radar at Lindholme, possibly in 1970, and that this is Ron Gee on the left. Ron was the senior civil atco at Northern. We’d still like to know the name and rank of the officer on the right, presumably the OC Northern radar. We will be adding this to the Northern posting shortly.
Mike Sargent has sent in a copy of the unit training instructions. I have split them in two.
Part 1 is a general document that includes the history and role of Northern Radar. The descriptions are in many aspects going to be true for all the JATCRUs.
Part 2 includes a description of how to use the edge lit board data displays used by controllers and maintained and updated by assistants. Many of those of us who used it found it superior to flight progress strips and on reflection its display techniques reflect the kind of data presentation now achieved through digital displays. There are pictures of an edge lit board and a Type 82 Radar on the Eastern Radar post
Sent to us by Chris Stock but originating with Andy Rackham is this final day postal cover for Northern Radar.
Northern Radar logo designed, like the last day cover by Andy Power & Steve Hobbs
Northern Radar Mug and Ties from Pete Clark