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Watch Office 1959/34 1937 (© via Steve Ward)
Waddington airfield
Airfield Today:
RAF Station
Tower Type:
1. First mounted on top of a water tower at the Mere Road hangar complex
2. Fort Type Watch Office with Tower 1959/34 (brick)
3. Watch Office with Met Section 5845/39 (brick)
4. Local Control Tower 7378a/55 (known as the 'front tower' at Waddington) (only other example built was at Swinderby, demolished April 2010)
5. Control tower (VCR on brick tower - 'new tower')
Tower:
1. Demolished
2. Demolished
3. Due for demolition 2014
4. In use
5. In use
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
11/16 to 1919, 48 Training Depot Station with 47 Reserve Squadron and on 01/12/18, 97 Sqn.
10/26, Airfield re-opened with 503 Sqn, Station rebuilt in the 1930's and was home to many RAF bomber Squadrons during WW2, it remains an RAF Station to this day.
RAF Waddington airfield
Watch Office 5845/39
Waddington photopage
RAF Waddington airfield
Airfield:
Operational
Opened:
11/1916
Closed:
N/A
ID Code:
WA
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
Grass, then 3x - concrete, tarmac added in 1943
Hangars:
5x - C Type
County:
Lincolnshire
Location:
4 miles S of Lincoln
OS Ref:
SK982630
Links:
Waddington post-war control tower photographs
©:
Photographs copyright © as stated
RAF Waddington
Watch Office 5845/39 1982 (© Rick Garside)
1993 (© Ian Woodward)
Watch Office 5845/39 2006 (© Graham Sharpe)
RAF Waddington airfield
Watch Office 5845/39 2014 (© DJ Akerman)
RAF Waddington airfield
RAF Waddington airfield & control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2002 - Waddo -
- updated 19/07/2014 -