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    Default ZIMBABWE - Moffat Field

    Moffat Field, Rhodesia Air Trg Group (Gweru ,Zimbabwe)

    I worked on Zimbabwe Hawks 1983/4 at Thornhill AFB ,just WNW of Gweru.
    I was also a member of the Midlands Gliding Club at Moffat Field - which was an Observer/AG school during WW2,flying Oxfords I think.
    The old Tower was our clubhouse/workshop and I think that the square veg patch in foreground of the first pic was indeed the signals square.
    The airfield is SSE of the town,next to railway line,not far from smoke on GE (Bata Factory)
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    Moffat Field ,Gweru (Gwelo) Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
    Original Tower (pic taken 1983) whilst in use as the Midland Gliding Club clubhouse.
    Moffat Field was part of the Rhodesian Air Training Group,opened Aug 1941 as 24 CAOS (combined air observers school) but later renamed 24 BGNS (bombing gunnery and nav school).
    Using Battle,Anson and Oxford a/c


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    Default Re: Control Towers (NOT UK) - Photos only!

    Since original links are broken,I thought I would update

    The watch office /tower/Midlands gliding clubhouse



    Looking south along peri track






    Looking west along main runway




    Busmans holiday 1985 - doing repair on blanik,which had collided with a dart glider during landing run



    And after



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    Default Re: Control Towers (NOT UK) - Photos only!

    Just 2 more pics

    Me resoloing 1983 (after 11 year gap) note the 'vultures' watching in case of any cock up
    Pic taken at east end of main rwy (close to railway line )



    Slingsby Skylark 3b (CASA reg 29)



    Slingsby Swallow (CASA reg 62) behind

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    This pic was Taken by Colin Pornss,the airfield is just out of sight to the btm right,but you can see AFZ Thornhill AFB at the top and a Blanik thermalling below...


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