MC0 EGMC in 1960 from Bob Jackie also available as a download
MC1 the old control tower, 1996 photo from John Faulkner
MC2 EKCO ARAA Radar 1980 – photo from Leo Marriott via John Faulkner
We found this description of using the EKCO at Southend on PPrune
“Surveillance Radar Approaches, were carried out using an EKCO ARAA (Aerodrome Radar Approach Aid) This was an amazing piece of equipment, manufactured by a local electrical company, E K Cole.
It hung from the ceiling of the tower rather like a periscope in a submarine. The operator stood looking into a small ‘A’ scope tube. He was able to follow the aircraft by literally rotating the entire radar receiving unit by turning it on its axis. Azimuth control was maintained by turning two hand grips either side of the unit.
It was very, very basic but in the hands of a skilled operator, very accurate. If it was set up precisely, Surveillance Radar Approaches could be carried out down to half a mile with an OCL of about 250 feet.
Once the approach was commenced, the controller was committed to it. He stood upright looking into the ‘A’ scope. Both hands on the azimuth controls and at the same time talking on the R/T.”
next two photos by John Faulkner
MC3 1995 DanAir One-Eleven fleet & ACR430
MC4 1995 S511 & “hush kit” fitted DanAir One-Eleven
now some more items, from Barry Davidson
MC7a the new tower from James Granger as is MC7b below
MC9b Hubbardair Twin Otter G-BFGP with the old tower in the background
MC9C. EGMC’s MARCONI S511 RADAR. The British Air Ferry Viscount 802 is G-BLNB, which in an earlier life was BEA G-AOHV. Its last flight was auspicious. In 2009, in the Republic of Congo, registered as 9Q-COD, this Viscount made the last recorded flight by the type.
MC10 1938 was there ATC at Southend in 1938?
MC11, Doves, Herons and Freighters