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RAF Alconbury & Chelveston Buildings & Aircraft

RAF Alconbury WW2 Watch Office with Operations Room. This was the first 'Control Tower', built when Alconbury was an grass airfield and in use as an RAF satelite station. Photo: 1998

RAF Chelveston Post-War Control Tower. Photo: 1973

RAF Chelveston Maintenance Control c1960 with M/Sgt. Bobby R Cass (centre). Photo: J Cass

KB-50 Tanker. Alconbury Air Show 1961. Photo: Thomas Burns

RAF Chelveston WW2 Watch Office/Control Tower. Photo: 1945

Oblique aerial photo showing the Uni-Seco Control Tower & three Tab-Vees 2005. Note the dark tarmac Y-shaped aprons in front of the Tab-Vees which are the 1970s aircraft hardstandings. Photo: Geoff Soden, Paramotors UK

F-86: Alconbury Air Show 1961. Photo: Thomas Burns

Demolished Tab Vee (Hardened Aircraft Shelter) - June 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden

Special Weapons Store 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden, Paramotors UK

F-100: Alconbury Air Show 1961. Photo: Thomas Burns

Oblique aerial view of the USAF enclave 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden, Paramotors UK

Gloster Javalin FAW Mk.9: Alconbury Air Show 1961. Photo: Thomas Burns

Another oblique aerial view from the USAF enclave (Abbots Ripton Site) looking north 2005. Note the three WW2 T2 hangars in the centre of the picture. Photo: Geoff Soden, Paramotors UK

The Uni-Seco Control Tower - June 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden

RAF Alconbury Engine Test Cell c.1963 with RB-66, J-71 engine on test. Photo: Roger Roop, Propulsion Branch 10th CAMS.

View of Special Weapons Store - June 2005: Photo: Geoff Soden

Photo showing two standard Tab Vees, two Nose Docking Sheds and five TR-1 Weather Shelters - June 2005

RAF Alconbury - view from one of the 32nd TRS RF4-Cs KA-72 oblique cameras. It shows the 32 TRS flight line including aircraft, maintenance hangar, photo processing vans (tippies or WS-430Bs) and the intel building. Photo: Keith Riggs c.1971

View showing part of Technical Site. Note the Parachute Shop with its tall drying tower - June 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden

View Showing four T2 Hangars which were once part of the Abbots Ripton USAAF Air Depot - June 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden

RAF Alconbury Commissary c.1970. Photo: Keith Riggs

RAF Alconbury - NCO's Club c.1970: Photo: Keith Riggs

View showing five TR-1 Weather Shelters. Constructed 1988 and four Tab Vees. Note the Alternative Launch & Recovery Runway - June 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden

RAF Alconbury Main Gate c.1970. Photo: Keith Riggs

RAF Alconbury - Chaple c.1970. Photo: Keith Riggs

View showing the TR-1 Hardened Aircraft Shelters - June 2005. Photo: Geoff Soden