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.
here are some more of the beehive tower and terminal and 1930s Gatwick from Barry Davidson
Barry Davidson has also sent in an early Radar room photo from 1958
KK1i 1961 terminal building
GATWICK CONTROL TOWER 1959-60
nearest the camera is ATCO Brian Channing. – John Faulkner
GATWICK SIGNALS ROOM
GATWICK ATC UPGRADE
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.
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
The NEW GATWICK TOWER and the 1980s
artists impression of the proposed new tower, June 1979
under construction 1982
open for business 1984
Ground Movement Control Radar 1984
ground movement control radar picture
ACR 6 radar aerial possibly mounted on an AR1 radar system.
lighting control. Eddie Walker on the lighting panel with Steve Slight on GMC behind via Tom Singfield
KK32 right to left is “Redhill” Phil, Tony Picton (Tom Singfield) and Meryl Davies (John Faulkner)
Distance From Touchdown Indicator
IRVR measurement system (Transmissometer )
KK42 was Heathrow and has been moved
more photos from the collection of John Douglas
KK43 APRON, NEW TOWER IN BACKGROUND
KK44 OLD TOWER
KK45 OLD APP/APR
HH46 OLD TOWER ADC
KK47 OLD TOWER ADC
KK48 OLD TOWER FROM ABOVE
KK50 via Barry Davidson