Early Days at Aberdeen civil ATC in the wartime Watchroom.
Is that an Ekco radar that Bill Bain is operating?
ATC staff were housed at Kirkhill Dyce in old army huts on the edge of the runway. Bill Bain, Bill Walton and Vic Oldcorn were all housed here in early 1950s. All eventually moved to Redbrae.
HRH Princess Elizabeth arriving at Dyce 1951 with Bill Bain (photos above from Heather Bain, Bill’s daughter.
The new Tower the “Ziggurat”
“Built in receding tiers upon a rectangular, oval, or square platform, the ziggurat was a pyramidal structure with a flat top” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziggurat
the 1984 Aberdeen ATC Brochure gives snapshot of their task in the mid 80s
A “flight” around the tower
The chap in the waistcoat at dusk is John Reynolds, who later moved to EGCC and later EGPX. – Steve Balfour
The next four photos were dated from 1981
above and below, 264 radar at Perwinnes Hill.
three pictures of Perwinnies Hill radar site by Alan Dodson
PD16a Bertil Ohlson possibly at Perwinnies Hill
A walk through the Approach Room
PD25 – A Dyce Christmas Card candidate
pictures above and below taken by Chris Stock in 1982