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1938 Control Tower 2001
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Shawbury Airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station training Navy, Army and RAF helicopter pilots. Training Air Traffic Controllers.
Tower Type:
1938 Chief Flying Instructors Block, 5740/36
1958 Post-war Control Tower Vertical Split Control Type 2548c/55
Tower:
1938 Tower used as offices, recently extended at both sides.
1958 Tower used for Air Traffic Control.
Other Buildings:
Complete 1930's RAF Expansion Station.
History:
Station History: www.shawbury.raf.mod.uk/stationhistory.htm
1958 Control Tower 2001
RFC and RAF Station
Airfield:
Training, RLG
Opened:
6/1917
Closed:
N/A
Airfield Code:
Pre War:?
1944: ZY
1956: SX
Today: SY
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass, 3 concrete & tarmac runways built 1941/42
Hangars:
1 C Type, 2 D, 2 T2, 4 L, 1 Robin, 6 Lamella
County:
Shropshire
Location:
6 miles NE of Shrewsbury
OS Ref:
SJ550220
ATB Plans:
No
Links
www.shawbury.raf.mod.uk RAF Shawbury web site
www.raf.mod.uk RAF web site
www.assaultgliderproject.org.uk Horsa glider replica at Shawbury
©
Thanks to Squadron Leader Martin Locke for his help
airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002