all photos from Malcolm Hemming except where stated
Blackbushe Tower 1948
Blackbushe Flight Clearance 1948
LK2a Backbushe VCR Control Desk (A unit control desk Mk 4) January 1959 – Les Tranter
Harry Hobden, Blackbushe MTCA ATCO
LK12 photo via Barry Davidson.
RAF Avro Lancaster, PD328 “Aries”, Blackbushe, August 1946
LK13 a later tower (which now – 2016 – is much changed and updated), photo via Barry Davidson
LK14 aerial photo via Barry Davidson
LK15 next few photos from Malcolm Hemming
LK16 the panel and VCR interior looking a little faded so
LK17 a temporary tower solution in order to build a new tower
LK20 we’re indebted to David Hill, the Ballykelly and Shackleton guy to go to at the Ulster Aviation Society who says that its Blackbushe in 1958. That airfield was used for customs clearing when Shacks came in from overseas prior to returning to their home base. It was also the departure point for Shacks transporting troops to the Middle East during the Suez crisis in 1956. The Shackleton is a MR II coded Q/38.