Limavady Control Tower
I good airfield to visit with a cracking Control Tower and an Anti-Aircraft Dome Trainer.
A good selection of buildings left on site.
Be careful you dont get the boot from this Coastal Command mural - To see the Coastal Command Gremlin mural take a look at http://www.ww2ni.webs.com
Last edited by Richard Flagg; 20-08-2012 at 14:00.
Limavady Control Tower
I visited this airfield yesterday and found a number of other buildings in the hills nearby which will be on my ww2ni website later today.
I have recently visited 2 sites of buildings nearby to the Limavady Airfield location.
The first three appear to be workshops / M.T. Buildings and are a short distance from the Airfield.
Further away sitting on top of a hill overlooking the airfield are shown in the remaining 2 pictures.
There are also concrete building bases and at least 1 Airraid Shelter.
I am interested in knowing what these are for.
Any information would be much appreciated.
Usually any building that has a 'tower' of sorts usually contains a tank, be it for water either for ablutions or Mess facillities. Thought just cross my mind that the first building may have been the Guard room(?) as a smaller building exist at RAF Lissett with a 'tower'
Cant see much of the R.H. building in pic 1 but from the height it could well be a vehicle shed. If there is a door set in the end of the building then this may well have been the fire tender shed ?
Have you a photo of the L.H. side and the rear of the building in pic 1 please ?
Those that are 'up the hill' are obvious part of the dispersed area and without a siteplan/map they would be differcult to I.D.
Last edited by Able Mabel; 05-02-2010 at 13:59.
The right-hand building in photo 1 appears to be a Squash Court 16589/40, the dressing room annexe is visible on the left hand end.
The left-hand building would appear to be an Ablutions Block.
Both of these would usually be found on a Communal Site.
All the best,
Limavady opened in 1940 for use by Coastal Command.
I have been unable to locate any area used as a bomb store.
Can anyone help?
Have just had a look in the "Action Stations" book which has a station plan.
Appears to be on the western side of Runway marked 18. - On G.E. It is at Dowland Road and may now be a farm / water treatmen plant or similar.
Thanks Andy (and PNK via e-mail), I have located the site which is now a Sewage Farm.
Only a protective earth traverse remains.
If you go onto the Digww2 Twitter page and scroll down you will see entries from Dan Snow about his recent visit to Limavady as well as a few other WW2 related places in Northern Ireland.
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