TQ8788 : Southend ATC

taken 12 years ago, near to London Southend Airport, Essex, Great Britain

Southend ATC
Southend ATC
This is the Air Traffic Control building and the apron at “London” Southend Airport framed under the tail of a rather bedraggled BAE146 that has been waiting for a buyer since at least 2003. You can get some better views of the aircraft at LinkExternal link . Southend Airport began life as a fighter field in WW1 to counter the bomber raids that were occurring in the latter end of the war. The airfield closed in the 1920’s but became the Southend’s municipal airport in the 1930’s. It was requisitioned in 1939 as RAF Rochford a satellite of RAF Hornchurch. Civilian flying began again in 1947. In the 1960s Carvair air car ferries operated from here LinkExternal link famously carrying James Bond's Aston Martin to Switzerland in “Goldfinger”. To go to the next field in an alphabetical tour of Essex WW2 airfields click on TL5321 : Stansted Airport. Much information was gleaned from Graham Smith’s book “Essex Airfields In The Second World War”. LinkExternal link
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TQ8788, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2006   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 February, 2006
Category
Airport > Airport   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 873 889 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.0715N 0:42.0672E
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