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1938 Control Tower 2001
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RAF Shawbury airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station training Navy, Army and RAF helicopter pilots. Training Air Traffic Controllers.
Tower Type:
1. 1936 Chief Flying Instructors Block, 5740/36
This Watch Office was also built on the following airfields:
Hullavington, Little Rissington, South Cerney and Ternhill.
2. 1958 Post-war Control Tower Vertical Split Control Type 2548c/55
Tower:
1. 1936 Tower used as offices, recently extended at both sides
2. 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
RAF Shawbury airfield
The 1958 control tower 2007 (© Mark Harris)
RAF Shawbury airfield
Airfield:
Training, RLG
Opened:
06/1917
Closed:
N/A
Airfield Code:
Pre War:?
1944: ZY
1956: SX
Today: SY
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass, 3x concrete & tarmac runways built 1941/42
Hangars:
1x C Type, 2x D, 2x T2, 4x L, 1x Robin, 6x Lamella
County:
Shropshire
Location:
6 miles NE of Shrewsbury
OS Ref:
SJ550220
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
RAF Shawbury airfield
RAF Shawbury airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk
© robert truman 2002 - updated 05/07/13 - Shawbury -