It appears to be Bristol Filton before the front of the tower building obtained a ground floor extension and the roof a VCR.
A bit of online research reveals that the aircraft is Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1 XV738 This airframe was the first production Harrier for the Royal Air Force. It appears to have been also used as a demonstrator, having been photographed in 1969 at RAF Chivenor during the 1969 air show, though the aircraft was at the time still in the hands of Rolls Royce. It later served with IV (AC) squadron at Gutersloh (and was the subject of an Airfix kit). –
TG0 via Barry Davidson
Thanks to John Faulkner for this next selection
Red Arrows & Leo Marriott
Rainbow over Filton tower
TG2a A380 first visit, no landing, then on to LL.
A380 sets course for Toulouse
A380 first landing TG, Craig Richardson ATCO
Transition, old & new radar displays
Beluga and Chris Chanteur
Paul Bryan & Andy Petrie
John Faulkner & Des Rhys-Lewis
Final Day – 21 Dec 2012 – Keith Flint and Dave Burgess
TG9a ATC mobile with a small visitor on the ground behind
more EGTG photos from John F
TG10 Andy Affleck & Andy Petrie
TG11 Rob Jones
TG11a 2008 Brian Currell
TG12 EGTG 264 John Faulkner suggests it might be the last one in service
TG13 D/F display at EGTG John Faulkner
TG14 Radar display for EGTG, 264 primary radar plus SSR John Faulkner
John also sent this little piece of history at Filton. Its from Brian Trubshaw referring to the maiden flight of 002, the first British Concorde. The original memo will be held in the records of the Bristol Aerospace Museum, scheduled to open at Filton in 2017.
TG15 Filton Tower, 1993, with Red Arrows – John Faulkner
TG16 Jon Wallace, training in aerodrome control – now at Southend – John Faulkner
TG17 The Marconi 264, with our admirable engineers, Scott McLeod and Rob Thomas – John Faulkner
TG18 JFs No 2 son – aspiring Atco? – John Faulkner
TG19 JF’S No 2 son, 18 years later, with his own video company on the tower balcony – John Faulkner
TG19a The tower taken from an A380 flight deck
TG20 The Filton Factory
TG21 and TG22
TG21 from John Faulkner as are TG22 and 23
TG 22 above. Filton Tower, September this year (2017), looking rather unloved and overgrown, now just outside the boundary of the new museum – Aerospace Bristol – just opened to the public.
TG23 below. Well worth a visit – apart from the original Bristol Aero Collection, Concorde ‘AF at long last under cover in its own new building.
Barry Davidson visited the Museum in 2018 and says that the future of the tower is uncertain. When the police and air ambulance helicopters relocate to Avonmouth the museum will expand to their piece of land, however the tower is located about 30ft inside the developers land and they have said the museum can have the tower provided they dismantle it.
here is the rather sad view as it was during his visit