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    Alec Beanse
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    Default Re: RAF Rochford / Southend Pillboxes

    Looking at this plan of the proposed runway extension it appears that the field will contain some of the landing lighting.


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    Default Re: RAF Rochford / Southend Pillboxes

    Nice the way the children's play area gets relocated near the road.

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    Alec Beanse
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    That's our council, never lets anything get in the way of what they want or takes the slightest notice of public opinion.

    I was wondering about the lack of taxiways for the extension. Presumably planes using it will have to do a U-turn and backtrack up the runway to the nearest one after landing.

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    Here is a copy of a postcard showing the inside of the Control Tower at Southend in the 1970's. (AiX-ARG Archive Ltd)


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    Judging by the presence of the 2 Bristol Freighters and the Channel Airways DC4, I would say this photo was taken around 1966.

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    If anyone is interested there are some up, coming tours of the new Southend Terminal, details here:
    http://www.southendairport.com/news/...thend-airport/

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    Here are some photos I took of the resident Vulcan (XL426) on 13 August 2006 when the guest pilot for the day was Iron Maiden front-man Bruce Dickinson.
















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    I went on one of the Airport Tours today, as detailed in the link I posted above. It was an enjoyable hours or so, I also had a look around some of the other bits at the airfield but there is so much to see still!!

    Some photos

    1 - New Control Tower


    2 - New Control Tower


    3 - Airside view of the new terminal building with A320 for scale


    4 - Landside view of the new terminal building


    5 - Resident Vulcan (XL426)


    6 - Looking at the northside park from the main runway


    7 - Nav Aids


    8 - Runway view showing the new extension


    9 - Runway view showing the new extension


    10 - Runway view showing the new extension

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    11 - Old hangar


    12 - Airside view of the old terminal building


    13 - Viscount House from the Landside


    14 - Viscount House from airside


    15 - Old Control Tower


    16 - Old Control Tower


    17 - B1 Hangar at the north of the airfield


    18 - New Airport Hotel under construction


    19 - New Railway Station


    20 - Welcome to London Southend Airport

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    Nice set Rich. Good to see some old buildings still there amongst the new ones. The B1 looks nice.

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