Whats the latest on the old motorplex area?
Where does the later Tower come in all of these plans?
Been told today after having a walk round the old place today, that the post war tower WILL be demolished.
Has any date been given as to its demise as i'd like to look inside, for what it's worth seeing. Just for my records if nothing else.
I lived in the AMQ's in 1964-6 14 Fury Ave,went to Grimoldby school. Walked to school and used to see the piston Provosts lined up outside the hangar nearest to the road being pre-flighted and they flew right over our playground on finals to the short runway. Remember the College dining in nights a variety of Admirals barges would arrive Pembrokes ,Sea Princes and even the early HS.125 G-ARYC. Circuit was always busy with Varsities and JP's. Strubby was home to Canberras and Meteors then.
I went back for a look in 2000 and was appalled at what has happened to a once neat and tidy station, I do not think I would like to visit now. My late father had a collapsed lung flying a Canberra and circled for a few hours burning off fuel before landing at Manby and shutting down in front of the old control tower. He was in Wroughton RAF hospital for 9 months but did get back flying.
I'd say the chances of looking inside the tower are nill. It's all bricked up inside and fenced off, so I'd guess it's going to be coming down very soon.
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