In the beginning…. from John Douglas, a lovely historical perspective from 1952 “introducing” the modern concept of ATC to Military pilots.
Central Navigation and Control School article. CN and CS 1952_JD
Barry Davidson has just sent in a brochure about Air Traffic Control Training in the Royal Air Force at the Central School of Air Traffic Control that also includes the tower and its interior. Anyone like to estimate the date of publication and indeed contribute more stuff on Shawbury activities generally?
and a second brochure about the station as a whole
and a third item, a CATCS brochure
and a fourth item, a 1970s (?) information handout
Barry is also scanning in some notes from the ARTS Course 1980-82 that we’ll produce in sections and also to follow a 400 page set of the Joint Air Traffic Control Course circa late 60s-70s.
CATCS Shawbury ARTS Course Notes 1980-82
Final Section 14
Also from Barry Davidson
Dutch C-130 G-781
also from Barry, a first day cover and postcard
and a photo of one of the Vampires (XH274) used to help train controllers. Some of these were converted night fighters.
Bruce Williamson has now added to the above with a history of the Central Air Traffic Control School that he wrote a few years ago for the Shawbury station magazine. Bruce says that “It’s a bit out of date now, but gives a flavour of the general history of the place.”
“First group picture my Grandad, SAC Frank Viner is sat 4 from right front row next to the Sgt.
The second group picture, he is front row sat far left. I believe these pictures are 1959. He left Bawtry as a steward in 1958 sometime and was posted to St Mawgan after the transfer to ATC in 1960 ish.”