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Llanbedr's Watch Office for all Commands 2016 (© Ian Bache)
RAF Llanbedr airfield control towers
Airfield Today:
2007: Site is now owned by Welsh Assembly Government who are currently seeking tenders for an operator to run the site as a commercial airfield for the benefit of the local community. Site is available for a 125 year lease to operator with adequate skills, experience and financial strength. Peter Watts
2017: Fly Llanbedr and Llanbedr Flying Club
Tower Type:
1. Airfield site plan states: Building 119, Balloon Filling Hut (former Watch Office), building type 15127/40
2. Watch Office for all Commands, 12779/41 with small front windows 15371/41
3. Post-war Air Traffic Control tower with VCR, type unknown
Tower:
1. 2017 - current status not known
2. Disused in 2006 - current status not known
3. Disused
in 2006 - current status not known
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
08/1941 to , No. 6 Air Observer Navigation School with Avro Ansons.
10/1941 to 01/1942, No. 74 Squadron Spitfires on convoy patrols.
02/1942 to 03/1942, No. 131 Squadron Spitfires from Atcham.
05/1942 to 08/1942, No. 232 Squadron.
03/1943 to 07/1943, 2025th Gunnery Flight (P), USAAF, with Lysanders and Masters towing targets for Atcham based P-47 Thunderbolts, moved to BAD2 at Warton.
08/1942 to 09/1942, P-38 Lightnings from the 14th Fighter Group at Atcham detached here.
1942 to 1945, Airfield used as an Armament Practice Camp by many RAF and USAAF Squadrons until the end of the war.
Post-war the airfield was used for the development of pilotless target aircraft and guided missiles.
RAF Llanbedr airfield control tower
Building 119: Balloon Filling Hut (formerly Watch Office) 2016 (© Ian Bache)
RAF Llanbedr airfield control tower
(above) Rear of Llanbedr's Watch Office for all Commands 12779/41 2006 (© Ian Scales)
RAF Llanbedr airfield control tower
Signals Square 2016 (© Ian Bache)
2004 (© Aldon P. Ferguson)
RAF Llanbedr airfield control tower
Airfield:
Fighter, non-operational
Opened:
06/1941
Closed:
28/10/2004
Code:
LW, now LB
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
2x concrete
Hangars:
2x - T2, 4x - Blister
County:
Wales
Location:
3 miles SW of Harlech
OS Ref:
SH569258
©:
All photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Llanbedr airfield control towers
Post-war Air Traffic Control building with VCR 2006 (© Ian Scales)
2016 (© Ian Bache)
1990 (© Aldon P. Ferguson)
RAF Llanbedr airfield control towers
GAF Jindivik target drone 2006 (© Ian Scales)
Llanbedr from the air 1959 (© Steve Bond)
Building 134: Battle H.Q. 11008/41 2016 (© Iain Taylor via Ian Bache)
Building 147: P.B.X., formerly Battle H.Q. 3329/41 2016 (© Ian Bache)
RAF Llanbedr airfield control tower
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