EGKK Gatwick ATC

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is this in the old beehive tower?

KK1 is this the old Beehive control tower ?

Tom Singfield has sent me the link below that has pages of photos of Gatwick during several eras. Page 1 include the plans for the beehive including the tower and they seem to support the idea the above photo is in the Beehive. Page 5 has some lovely modern photos of the Beehive interior and exterior.

RIBA Gatwick photo library

here are some more of the beehive tower and terminal and 1930s Gatwick from Barry Davidson

EGKK 2_beehive 1930s

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EGKK 27 BEEHIVE_2

KK1b  G-ADEC

Beehive 3

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small beehive EGKK 1

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Beehive 4

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Beehive 5

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Beehive 6

KK1f G-ABMJ

Barry Davidson has also sent in an early Radar room photo from 1958

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KK 1950s maybe

KK1i 1961 terminal building

GATWICK CONTROL TOWER 1959-60

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gatwick tower 1959-60 (9)KK3

nearest the camera is ATCO Brian Channing. – John Faulkner

gatwick tower 1959-60 (10)KK4

gatwick tower 1959-60 (11)KK5

APPROACH CONTROL

gatwick tower 1959-60 (12)KK6

GATWICK SIGNALS ROOM

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gatwick tower 1959-60 (7)KK8

GATWICK ATC UPGRADE

GATWICK ATC UPGRADE (1)KK9

GATWICK ATC UPGRADE (2)KK10

in both photos above, l to r Harry Taylor, Janet Hartell and Tony Hyatt via Tom Springfield

The visual control room has been re-furbished with new furniture and telecommunications facilities. In the foreground are the 9020D computer input and printout facilities.

GATWICK ATC UPGRADE (3)KK11

GATWICK ATC UPGRADE (4)KK12

GATWICK ATC UPGRADE (5)KK13

The new approach room showing the Radar 1, 2 and 3 positions using the new 16 inch CRD 2016 Cossor displays. This new type autonomous display is being used operationally for the first time at Gatwick.

GATWICK ATC 1980

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Gatwick 1980 (3)KK16

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The NEW GATWICK TOWER and the 1980s

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artists impression of the proposed new tower, June 1979

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under construction 1982

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open for business 1984

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gatwick tower 1980s (5)KK24

Ground Movement Control Radar 1984

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ground movement control radar picture

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gatwick tower 1980s (10)KK29

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ACR 6 radar aerial possibly mounted on an AR1 radar system.

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lighting control. Eddie Walker on the lighting panel with Steve Slight on GMC behind via Tom Singfield

gatwick tower 1980s (13)

KK32 right to left is “Redhill” Phil, Tony Picton (Tom Singfield)  and Meryl Davies (John Faulkner)

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Distance From Touchdown Indicator

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IRVR measurement system (Transmissometer )

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localiser aerial

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glidepath aerial

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is this ADC at EGCC or EGKKKK41

KK42 was Heathrow and has been moved

 

more photos from the collection of John Douglas

EGKK apron new tower in background

KK43 APRON, NEW TOWER IN BACKGROUND

egkk tower JD

KK44 OLD TOWER

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KK45 OLD APP/APR

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HH46 OLD TOWER ADC

old kk adc 2

KK47 OLD TOWER ADC

old KK tower from above

KK48 OLD TOWER FROM ABOVE

KK49 was at Heathrow and has been moved

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KK50 via Barry Davidson

 

 

5 thoughts on “EGKK Gatwick ATC”

  1. KK1c

    I do believe that is SATCO Critchley-Graham with the moustache and waistcoat! He was a well-respected ballroom dancer. Semi-retired in ’68, he ran the training section between dances.

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  2. KK42 following consultation with others ex-LL, deffo Heathrow with Keith Waud on Air.

    KK41 depicts a ‘symbolic’ KK loghting panel.

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