Initially I had nothing in the archive on Luton ATC but Malcolm Hemming sent me an article to get started.
for the article click on Luton – ATC-article
the photo below is Luton tower in the 60s. it is copyright of Airteam Images. I’ve tried to link to it but the link doesn’t work.
John Bennett has now sent me a fine selection of Luton ATC photos in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s . The photos are courtesy Mike Harper, the late Dave Gearing, John Bennett , McAlpines , and the local press.
GW1a Luton Control Tower July 1980 and the view from the tower of the old apron with Autair Vikings and a Jet Provost
The next three are in the 1970s
GW2 newspaper cutting 1972
GW3 late 70s
GW4 Aerodrome Control 1970s (Windows Misting up Runway hidden by streetlighting!!)
then the 1980s
GW5 Aerodrome Control 1985
GW6 Approach Radar 1980s
GW7 ATSA position 1980s
GW8 Ground Movement Control 1980s
GW9 Ground Movement mid 80s
The photo above, from Roy Bradbury, is of Luton Approach with Richard Schofield and Brian Jacobi., guessing the date to be mid eighties, the radar is the AR15 with SSR . Luton always boasted it was the second approach radar unit with SSR. There was an ACR 430 out of shot.
and the 1990s
GW10 Approach Radar 1990s
GW11 from Barry Davidson – the new tower
GW12 BAC 1-11, G-BLHD, Mark Turner identifies this as the current apron control building at Luton
GW13 from Barry Davidson
GW14 Once upon a time in 1989
and two more from Barry Davidson
GW15 Dakota G-ANAF
GW17 is a series of stills taken from a cine film clip shot by Brian Macdermott on a visit to ATC in 1971. Can anyone add any names to the faces?
GW18 Percival Provosts Burmese Air Force UB215, via Barry Davidson as is
GW19 Percival Proctor III G-AHFK
GW20 Celebrating the 1953 Coronation. from Tom Singfield
Hunting Surveys DC-3 G-ANAF at Luton in front of a Monarch Britannia