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UK RAF Coltishall ATC Tower..Norfolk Jan 2019

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So last year when I went to Coltishall the tower was locked, so a quick message from pretty vacant who was visiting it later said it was wide open. So I decided to nip down and see it for myself. Its fairly stripped off its features, but it does have some nice colours and its always nice to get in a tower. The ATC tower is a concrete one, and was built after the original one was bombed. It was extended during the cold war and contained offices, visual control room, a balloon room, airfield lighting controls and bedrooms for the meterological and control officer. Since the airfield closed in 2006 the tower has laid empty since.

 

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Quite away around the perimeter track is this tiny little building I found. its known a the B centre and worked in coordination with the A station, which would be controlled by the console in local control. the switched commands would would be sent from the console and converted to codes by the relay rack. These would then be sent by six pairs of telephone cables to the B centre. This would then allow the codes to be read and select the correct lights to be put on.

 

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Nice one once again Mikey, you've probably got the most extensive collection of photos from this place that i've seen. :) 

 

In 2006 before the place closed, the whole station assembled on the pan in front of this building for a station photograph, which was to be taken from the top. They had 4 Jaguars parked behind us. The Station Commander at the time was, lets just say, a little "round". There was a ladder that allowed you to climb on to the top of the ATC building and when the Station commander was slowly climbing back down, someone made the 'heavy vehicle beep beep beep' noise and the whole station pretty much laughed at the big boss. He was fucking not impressed! I'll see if i can find the photo somewhere.

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2 hours ago, The_Raw said:

That's nice Mikey. Quite a lot of stuff on offer at that site

Cheers mate..since I first went..the indoor jet tester had been locked.one building demolished and another under restoration 

1 hour ago, hamtagger said:

Nice one once again Mikey, you've probably got the most extensive collection of photos from this place that i've seen. :) 

 

In 2006 before the place closed, the whole station assembled on the pan in front of this building for a station photograph, which was to be taken from the top. They had 4 Jaguars parked behind us. The Station Commander at the time was, lets just say, a little "round". There was a ladder that allowed you to climb on to the top of the ATC building and when the Station commander was slowly climbing back down, someone made the 'heavy vehicle beep beep beep' noise and the whole station pretty much laughed at the big boss. He was fucking not impressed! I'll see if i can find the photo somewhere.

Cheers mate..has you know I made numerous visits too cover it all..Ha ha that story is brilliant.i love hearing your tales from here 

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That's a good tower, and the other room you found is really interesting too

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On 3/20/2019 at 9:35 AM, AndyK! said:

That's a good tower, and the other room you found is really interesting too

Thank you Andy..I was actually really pleased with the small building. Sort off completed the tower for me.

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Another interesting place with nice pics from you!

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